15 November 2016

First Things First: Oregon

Sorry about the delay in posting but we were enjoying another RV adventure-
albeit a much shorter one:)

Continuing with Aimee's Cross Country Adventure...
All adventures have a starting point--
we'll start our little trip here in the lovely Columbia River Gorge around sunrise. Since we traveled a lot in the pre-dawn hours, I saw a LOT of sunrises-a lot of gorgeous sunrises!

Pre-dawn photo of the Columbia River Gorge

Early morning fishermen on the Columbia River

Since most of the photos in Oregon were taken from my chosen seat-in the dinette area of our home on wheels-and since there was some kind of icky film/scum on the windows, the photos are a bit imperfect (okay a lot), but hopefully they'll be sufficient to give you a taste of the beauty that can be found east of the Cascades...

The famous poplar tree forest in the Boardman area. 
Sigh, the famous soon-to-be-cut poplar tree forest.
BIG sigh. 
A trip through the Gorge won't be the same without it-
it has already changed from several years ago.

The also famous (I could say infamous) Emigrant Hill - AKA Cabbage Hill.
A lovely trip up, up, up into the Blue Mountains and
on the way back,
 a lovely trip down, down, down-past 2 runaway truck ramps. It's a trip you'll never forget...
(an older post with more pics is here)

 A quick photo at the top-our reward for making it up the hill:)

Autumn color in the Blue Mountains--
we saw a LOT of autumn color on our trip.
I LOVE autumn!

 Love Baker City but sadly there was no time to explore it more on this trip. 
One day I am going to make it to the Oregon Trail Center here though--one day!

Some of the old buildings in the area east of Baker City

I was glad to see the old mysterious plant at Lime wasn't ALL gone. 

Next: Idaho and Utah



ellen b said...

I love roadtrips. How nice to be able to sit at the dinette and watch the world go by. The Columbia River is such a treasure. Looking forward to more of your trip. Have a happy Thanksgiving, gobble gobble!

Linda W. said...

Great photos of our beloved home state and the lovely Columbia River Gorge. Looking forward to hearing more about your trip!

Bethany Carson said...

Love your shot of the Columbia River Gorge. Also neat to see the old power plant...and great pic of the Baker City sign. Enjoying seeing your adventures! Thanks for sharing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Familiar country for us -- it is always wonderful to see it through other eyes. And your phots are great.

aimee said...

Thanks! Yep, familiar to us too-but always pretty to look at:)

Gracie Saylor said...

Oregon has such varied scenery and climates it is amazing to explore. I love living so close to the Gorge and you got some lovely photos of it! Thanks for posting :) xx

aimee said...

Sure is! You are blessed to live so very close to Mt Hood and the Gorge! Glad you enjoyed the photos-it was really nice to see the sunrise on our trip through there:)

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