PORTLAND SIGHT SEEING WITH BROTHER JIM
                                                                                                     JULY 25-30, 2012

 
1- 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?  
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2- A view of Motel 6 - we are on the left on the first floor.  Also
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.
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3- What a nice surprise to find a McDonald's less than a half
mile from the motel 6. 
Troutale
4-   Jim and I ready to order.  Believe Ronald took the picture!
JIm
5-   I 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
2nd level.
Upper Level

6-  This was a home located on the upper level.
Upper
7-  Grotto altar on the first level.
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Statute
9- Jesus meets his afflicted mother statute.
Mother
10-  Jesus crucification statute.
Crucification
11-  Statute of Jesus.  These statutes were
located along a walkway on the lower level.
Statute
12-  Jesus statute with impatients in front.
Statute
12-  Pond on the upper level.  Both levels were scenic with
a lot of vegitation.
Upper
12-  The Oregon Historical Society museum in downtown Portland.
Society
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Entrance
14-  The Oregon Historical Society gift shop.
Gift Shop
15-  Lewis and Clark display.
Clark
16-  Plaque of history of Lewis and Clark.
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17-  Map of Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Trail
18-  Description of the book in picture 19.
Description
19-  Guest Register described in picture 18.
Register

20-  Nelson at Baloney Joe's Junction.
Display

21-  Oregon display.  Oregon became a state in 1859.
Display
22-  Display of covered wagon with belongings needed for a long
trip.
Stuff
23-  Statute of Teddy Roosevelt in park across
the street from the Oregon Historical Society.
Statute
24-  Another view of Teddy Roosevelt statute.
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25-  Front of Hoover Home in Newberg, Oregon.  Hoover moved
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.
HOme
26-  Sign in front of Hoover home.
HOme
26-  Front of Hoover home with convertible parked in front which
escorted the queen and her court for the City of Newberg annual
festival.
Front
26-  Close up of front porch of Hoover home.
Closeup
27-  Back Yard of Hoover home with croquet set up.Yard

28- Hoover bedroom.
Bedroom
29- Boover bat, ball and fishing rod.
Bat
30- Jim and Nelson on front porch of Hoover home.
Nelson
31- Nelson with the Newberg's annual festival queen and two
of her court that visited the home while we were there.
court
32- The 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
festival
33- This guy made chess sets, one of which was
on display.
Maker 
34- Vista 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.
Point
35- Vista 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.
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36- View looking East from Crown Point.  The Columbia is the
12th longest river in the US.
East
37- Looking west down the Columbia River from Crown Point.
West
38- Sign at Multnomah Falls
Sign

39- Most 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.
FALLS
40- Lower Multnomah Falls and Bridge crossing in
front of the falls.   This falls is the most visited
natural attraction in Oregon. 
Falls
41- Steps leading to walk up to bridge.  Picture 43 was taken
from the white area between the trees just above the middle of
the picture.
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42- Nelson and Jim in front of Maltnomah Falls.
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43- Multnomah Falls from a parking lot
about 300 yards from the falls.
Distance

44- Display on display booth seen in picture 43 showing all
Motel 6 locations in the state of Oregon.  Not all the Hiltons,
Marriotts, Holiday Inns, etc. but all of the Motel 6's!   
Display
45- Hikes available to Multnomah Falls.  I took first hike.  Jim
took the first two hikes.
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46- View from bridge at Multnomah Falls.
Bridge
47- Interesting vegitation near Multnomah Falls.
Hoyt
48- Jim beside a picture display at Discover Center, 80 miles east
of Portland.  After viewing the museum we changed our travel
plans and continued to head east rather than take a boat cruise.
Pictures

49- Bridge crossing the Columbia River at Discovery Center.
We crossed the bridge to get to our next destination at
Stonehenge.

50- 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
railroad executive.
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51- Stonehenge.  It was built to the exact dimensions as the
Stonehenge in England.  It is 118 miles east of Portland, Oregon
on the north side of the Columbia River in the state of
Washington.
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52- Closer view of Stonehenge.
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53- View inside Stonehenge.
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54- View inside Stonehenge.
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55- View inside Stonehenge.
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56- A plaque for each soldier was attached to the stones inside
Stonehenge.  Two of the 13 soldiers below died on the same day
in World War I.
SOLDIERS
57- Mansion that Sam Hill built for his wife, Mary.  Mary died
before the home was completed and the home was turned into the
Maryhill museum.
Museum
58- Nelson standing by cutout of Queen of Romania, a friend of
Sam Hill, a famous entrepreneur in that area of Washington.
Sam
59- Patio of Maryhill Musesum overlooking Columbia River.
Mansion
60- Display of Queen of Romania throne.
Throne
60- Looking down Aisle of chess sets in museum.
Aisle

62- Close-up of chess sets on left side of aisle,
Side
62 Close up of chess sets on right side of aisle.
Right
64- Display of busts including George Washington and Ben
Franklin.
George
65- A memorial next to Stonehenge replica listing names of
local residents killed in World War II, Korea War and
Vietnam War.
Display

66- Falls on Columbia River.
Unknown
67- Wahkenna Falls on Columbia River.  This
falls is .5 miles from Multnomah Falls and is
242 feet high.
Falls
68- Horsetail Falls on Columbia River, 2.5 miles
from Multnomah Falls.  Horsetail falls is 178
feet in height.
Falls

69- Latourell Falls on Columbia River.  This
falls has a height of 249 feet.
Falls
70- Latourell Falls on Columbia River.  They were redoing the
parking area.
 Falls

71- We found a trail that started on the main road on the bridge
and went down to the valley where we had a flat walk to the base
of Latourell Falls.
Latourell
72- Base of Latourell Falls.
Falls
73- Another view of a portion of Latourell Falls.Lat
74- Jim by sign of two trails to Bridal Falls.  We took both hikes.
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75- View of Columbia River looking east from Bridal Veil Trail.
Columbia
76- View of Columbia River looking east from Bridal Veil Trail.
  View
77- Bridal Veil Falls.  Tiered Falls about
130 feet high.
Falls
78- Nelson at bottom of Bridal Veil Falls.
Base

79- View near bottom of Multnomah Falls.
Bridge at top of picture.
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80- The trail was concrete for the first 80% of
the way.  I joked that concrete trail was discon-
tinued when Oregon eliminated the sales tax.
End
81- Jim taking pictures at
Multnomah Falls.
Picture
82- Our last stop on the Columbia River was our
2nd visit to Multnomah Falls.  Nelson and Jim.
Columbia River is awesome!
Jim