LOCATION-LOCATION-LOCATION. I booked a motel for
Jim and I during our stay in Portland for Cam and David Huckaba
wedding and sight seeing afterwords. Lucked out as this motel
was in Troutdale where the wedding was held, short freeway hop
if we needed to go into Portland, right at the beginning of the
Columbia River attractions and only a mile from McDonalds.
And did I mention price?
|2- A view
of Motel 6 - we are on the left on the first
booked a rental car for our stay which was a lot more difficult
than booking a room. Prices were all over the map with
booking at the airport costing your left arm and first born! But
after many calls and map viewing I rented a car about a 10
minute bus ride from the airport! Worked out great. Jim and
I dropped off on the way to the airport and rolled our luggage
onto the bus. We drove gray middle car below. After picking
Jim up at the airport we had to drive back to Enterprise to add
Jim as a driver. They wanted $10 to add a driver and I told
them adding Jim was to their benefit as he was much younger
and a much better driver. They waived the $10 fee! Total cost
was $218 for 6 days. I took the weekly rate. My parking ticket
in an Enterprise car hasn't caught up with me yet.
|3- What a
nice surprise to find a McDonald's less than a half
mile from the motel 6.
and I ready to order. Believe Ronald took the
arrived in Portland a day before Jim. I visited
the Grotto, an old church on beautiful grounds. It
was on two levels and this is the church from the
This was a home located on the upper level.
Grotto altar on the first level.
meets his afflicted mother statute.
Jesus crucification statute.
Statute of Jesus. These statutes were
located along a walkway on the lower level.
|12- Jesus statute with impatients in front.
Pond on the upper level. Both levels were scenic
a lot of vegitation.
The Oregon Historical Society museum in downtown
The Oregon Historical Society gift shop.
Lewis and Clark display.
Plaque of history of Lewis and Clark.
Map of Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Description of the book in picture 19.
Guest Register described in picture 18.
Nelson at Baloney Joe's Junction.
Oregon display. Oregon became a state in 1859.
Display of covered wagon with belongings needed for a
Statute of Teddy Roosevelt in park across
the street from the Oregon Historical Society.
Another view of Teddy Roosevelt statute.
Front of Hoover Home in Newberg, Oregon. Hoover
to Oregon in 1885 after both parents had died in 1880 and 1883.
He lived here until 1889 when he entered Stanford and became
a member of Stanford's first graduating class. He also met his
future wife here who went on to be the first female graduate in
the US with a science major.
Sign in front of Hoover home.
Front of Hoover home with convertible parked in front
escorted the queen and her court for the City of Newberg annual
Close up of front porch of Hoover home.
Back Yard of Hoover home with croquet set up.
bat, ball and fishing rod.
and Nelson on front porch of Hoover home.
with the Newberg's annual festival queen and two
of her court that visited the home while we were there.
official name for the Newberg annual festival was
Oregon Brewers Festival. It was like a small fair with a lot of
food and exhibits. An annual festival was being held in Portland
at the same time. We also visited the festival in Potland
guy made chess sets, one of which was
House sign at Crown point the beginning of the
Columbia River trail that takes you past 5 waterfalls on the Historic
Columbia River Highway built between 1913 and 1922.
House. Great spot for views up and down the
Columbia River. The Columbia River is the largest in the
Pacific northwest. It is 1243 mile long flowing through 7
states. Its largest tributary is the Snake River.
looking East from Crown Point. The Columbia is
12th longest river in the US.
Looking west down the Columbia River from Crown Point.
at Multnomah Falls
of Multnomah Falls. At 620 feet this
falls is the 2nd highest continuous year around
waterfalls in the US. The upper falls is 542 feet
long and the lower falls is 69 feet long.
Multnomah Falls and Bridge crossing in
front of the falls. This falls is the most visited
natural attraction in Oregon.
leading to walk up to bridge. Picture 43 was
from the white area between the trees just above the middle of
and Jim in front of Maltnomah Falls.
Multnomah Falls from a parking lot
about 300 yards from the falls.
Display on display booth seen in picture 43 showing
Motel 6 locations in the state of Oregon. Not all the Hiltons,
Marriotts, Holiday Inns, etc. but all of the Motel 6's!
available to Multnomah Falls. I took first
took the first two hikes.
from bridge at Multnomah Falls.
Interesting vegitation near Multnomah Falls.
beside a picture display at Discover Center, 80 miles
of Portland. After viewing the museum we changed our travel
plans and continued to head east rather than take a boat cruise.
crossing the Columbia River at Discovery Center.
We crossed the bridge to get to our next destination at
Stonehenge sign. Stonehenge replicates the
Stonehenge in England
was built as a tribute to the 13 men from the local (Klickitat) county in
Washington that died in World War I. It was finished and dedicated on
May 30, 1929. It was built by Sam Hill a lawyer, businessman and
Stonehenge. It was built to the exact dimensions
Stonehenge in England. It is 118 miles east of Portland, Oregon
on the north side of the Columbia River in the state of
view of Stonehenge.
||54- View inside Stonehenge.
|55- View inside Stonehenge.
plaque for each soldier was attached to the stones
Stonehenge. Two of the 13 soldiers below died on the same day
in World War I.
Mansion that Sam Hill built for his wife, Mary.
before the home was completed and the home was turned into the
standing by cutout of Queen of Romania, a friend of
Sam Hill, a famous entrepreneur in that area of Washington.
of Maryhill Musesum overlooking Columbia River.
Display of Queen of Romania throne.
Looking down Aisle of chess sets in museum.
Close-up of chess sets on left side of aisle,
up of chess sets on right side of aisle.
Display of busts including George Washington and Ben
memorial next to Stonehenge replica listing names of
local residents killed in World War II, Korea War and
on Columbia River.
Wahkenna Falls on Columbia River. This
falls is .5 miles from Multnomah Falls and is
242 feet high.
Horsetail Falls on Columbia River, 2.5 miles
from Multnomah Falls. Horsetail falls is 178
feet in height.
|69- Latourell Falls on Columbia River.
falls has a height of 249 feet.
|70- Latourell Falls on Columbia River. They were redoing
found a trail that started on the main road on the
and went down to the valley where we had a flat walk to the base
of Latourell Falls.
of Latourell Falls.
Another view of a portion of Latourell Falls.
||74- Jim by
sign of two trails to Bridal Falls. We took both
of Columbia River looking east from Bridal Veil Trail.
||76- View of Columbia River looking east from Bridal Veil Trail.
Veil Falls. Tiered Falls about
130 feet high.
at bottom of Bridal Veil Falls.
near bottom of Multnomah Falls.
Bridge at top of picture.
trail was concrete for the first 80% of
the way. I joked that concrete trail was discon-
tinued when Oregon eliminated the sales tax.
taking pictures at
last stop on the Columbia River was our
2nd visit to Multnomah Falls. Nelson and Jim.
Columbia River is awesome!