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North America » United States » Oregon November 10th 2021

October - Multnomah County, Oregon- Walk along the short and easy hiking trail starting off the Old Columbia River Gorge Highway arriving at the beautiful Bridal Veil Falls. The fall goes under a bridge from 1914 before taking a 120 feet dive over a mossy basalt in two tiers. Zig zagging on the trail surrounded by a luscious forest of fir, spruce trees, oaks, birch and many local plans like bead lily, trillium, bleeding hearts you can also enjoy beautiful views of the Columbia River. This waterfall, due to its name and the easy access is the most visited by wedding parties, many of which have short wedding ceremonies right on the little deck facing the waterfall. The falls consists of two cascades in quick succession along angling rockfaces. url= read more

We’ve had very little service for a few days plus we’ve had two long days of driving and sightseeing so I am behind in my blog! We won’t have service for the next couple days either. After breakfast at our house, we headed toward the Columbia River Gorge, particularly Multnomah Falls. I had visited this area when Nanci Bowen and I took my mom to a flower conference. Driving along the Columbia River and Historic Highway 30 is breathtaking. I couldn’t wait to get back here and share it with Terry, Karen, and Ed. Once we got on Historic highway 30 there were many places to stop. Most of those pull offs were for hikers to park and enter the hiking trails. We saw many beautiful waterfalls, most notably Multnomah. To get into Multnomah you had ... read more

North America » United States » Oregon » Seaside August 26th 2021

Today is a travel day and a pretty ambitious one. We wanted to see the Oregon Coast so we drove to Seaside, Oregon first to see the end of the Lewis and Clark Trail. There was a statue of Lewis and Clark in the center of town overlooking the beach. It was a busy little town. It appeared people were there for some kind of race. We went in a few shops but we really didn’t have much time to explore. Next up was Cannon Beach famous for haystack rock. It’s a large rock that sits on the edge of the beach. Most people have seen pictures of it without even realizing it. Haystack rock is also a home for puffins from May to mid August during their breeding season. Cannon Beach was also a cute ... read more

North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake July 27th 2021

Last night the cabin was very warm, and the fan we had didn't help much. Sometime late in the night it cooled down and I had to shut off the fan. Still, I guess we got an okay night's sleep and were on our way to Crater Lake by 7:30am or so. Crater Lake National Park is just over 50 miles from the KOA, but that is just to the entrance. We arrived at the Masama Village area by 9:30am. Masama Village is still a ways from Crater Lake, but we were ready for another hot coffee. After getting our coffee, we got back on the road to Rim Village. Here, besides another place to eat and a gift shop, there were some great views of Crater Lake. We didn't realize how lucky we were until ... read more

North America » United States » Oregon » Gold Beach July 26th 2021

We woke up around 7:30, fairly rested, and headed out for our day of beach and rock sightseeing. As usual, we stopped at the first coffee place we found, Cafe Rock, a drive-thru espresso shack. I ordered a cappuccino and Manoli a coffee, and unfortunately I forgot that cappuccinos made by hand aren't sweet. I sipped my super strong cappuccino for a while until we found a gas station. Just outside Port Orford we pulled over for some photos, then continued on to Meyers beach. It looked really cool, but was pretty foggy like yesterday, so we continued on, planning on returning later, hopefully when the fog lifted. Our next stop, Arch Rock, was even worse, so we continued stopping at other viewpoints, then turned back to have lunch at Gold Beach. On our way back, ... read more

North America » United States » Oregon » Medford July 26th 2021

This morning we awoke and leisurely packed up for our trip to our last KOA, Medford/Gold Hills KOA Journey. It was only a 3 1/2 hour trip with little to stop and see along the way, so we were in no hurry. We stopped at Rays Food Place in Bandon for a couple of cups of coffee, then found a good beach viewpoint at Coquille Point. After some good photos and a little coffee, we were on our way. We cut across Oregon to reach Interstate 5 South, passing through a lot of mountain passes and small towns. By the time we reached the interstate, we were ready for lunch, so we started checking out each exit to see what they had. We ended up getting off at an exit that had an A&W Root Beer ... read more

North America » United States » Oregon » Bandon July 24th 2021

We left the KOA fairly early, since we needed to drive over 6 hours, plus we wanted to stop several places along the way. Our first stop was in Tillamook to see their creamery and hopefully get some fresh ice cream. I knew the factory didn't open until 10am, but from what I'd read they had a store/cafe that opened at 5am. Well, we found the factory where they give tours and it was only 9am, but we never found the store, so no ice cream. From here we headed South along the Oregon coastline, looking the interesting overviews and such that we'd read about. We didn't find any for over an hour, the Three Arches (I think), but the tide was low, so it was so impressive. All along the way South, we looked for ... read more

We woke up this morning and took our time getting going, since we had reservations for the Columbia Gorge stern-wheeler cruise, from Portland Spirit in Cascade Locks, at 11am, boarding at 10:45am. We had booked the cruise last night on the Portland Spirit website. The cost per person was $38, and the website said the trip went one way down the Columbia River, then the next trip would go the other way up the river, but we could stay onboard for both trips at no extra charge. Since we had some time to kill, we decided to travel west from the KOA to see what kind of view we could get of Mount Hood, one of the tallest mountains around. When we got off the interstate and headed down highway 35 South. We frequently spotted Mount ... read more

We left the KOA in Olympic Peninsula a little later than normal since we only had a 4 1/2 hour drive to Cascade Falls KOA. When we got near the bottom of the peninsula, Manoli noticed some nice views along the way, so we finally pulled into a combination gas station, hardware store and grocery store in Hood Canal. After buying a couple of coffees, we went across the street so Manoli could take some photos and collect some seashells. We continued on down towards Oregon and finally pulled off the interstate at Woodland to eat lunch. It took us a while to find a decent place to eat, but finally settled on Matt & Mandy's Family Diner, since it looked quaint and popular. The small dining room was covered with photos of veterans, from WWII ... read more

North America » United States » Oregon October 31st 2020

Oregon Creator lake, Oregon 10-2020 10-17-2020 Creator Lake , Oregon Sang nay toi tro lai Lava Beds de xem nghung cave con lai va xem Tube lake. O Tube Lake toi thay co nhieu nguoi san vit troi tren lake Tube nenthinh thoang co tieng sung no. Tu day toi di thanh den Creator Lake i Oregon va di mat khoang 2 hrs. 400,000 nam truoc nui lua o day phun lenra vach nui do xuong thanh Creator Lake rong lon chua khoang5 ty gallons nuoc va sau toi da 1,943 ft. Nuoc trong ho boc hoi roi tuyet va mua do xuong lam ho nuoc can bang. O giua creator lake la ngon nui lua nho nam trong long ngon nui lua lon goi la Wizard island co mieng rong 300ft va sau 90 ft.. ... read more

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