Rod wanted to stay home today and take of some blue jobs, namely washing the trailer. So, with Deb, Jim, and Ellie, the five of us started out to locate some of the waterfalls that line the Historic Columbia River Road. Here is what we found…
After looking at all those falls which included walking trails, going up and down hills and steps, and crossing bridges, we decided it was time for lunch. We ventured across the river into
Stevenson, Washington looking for a Mexican Food Restaurant, but when we found it…it was closed. So, we found
the local Subway. It was good as always. Then, it was off to
the ice cream shop. Besides ice cream they sold these
tasty little donuts. These could be dangerous.
Time to get back on the road…the next stop was the
Bonneville Dam. We started our tour at the
visitor center. We saw where the salmon make it up
up the ladder and are routed through
a tunnel where they are
counted. Afterwards they make their way back out into the river where they would travel over to the
This is the
spot where they started some 2 to 4 years ago. They have returned for spawning.
Watching the salmon was fun…but to fully understand their life cycle is pretty amazing.
While we were at the
hatchery, we also saw
Herman, the White Sturgeon. His is over 10 feet long and weighs over 450 lbs. He is 70 years old.
We also saw
ponds of Rainbow Trout and a few
There were lots of
beautiful flowers throughout the park area.
After a stop in the local
gift shop, it was time to head back to Troutdale. We made our way back in time to pick up Rod and go into town for dinner. We finally found that Mexican Food we wanted at lunch today.
We can truly say…we have had a full day of falls, fish, and food.
See you after our next full-filled adventure.