Thank you all so very much for helping us celebrate Russ’s birthday yesterday. It was fun to write about it, but even more fun for him to get so many well-wishes. Thanks again.
Guess where we are???? We are not at home!!! We are in Cascade Locks! I didn’t want to say anything ahead of time because I was afraid we might jinx it, but we are actually on the road.
We left Eugene early this afternoon, and after one trip BACK to the house to pick up the things we had forgotten, we were on the road. North on I-5 to I-205 and East on I-84…and by golly, here we are at the KOA in Cascade Locks.
We ran into some rain along the gorge but it wasn’t too bad. There was a rainbow just sitting on the Columbia River. I had to grab a quick shot through the windshield so it isn’t very good but hope you can see the rainbow. It was an unusual sight and more colorful than it appears here.
The drive was great. We hit a little traffic on I-5 near Portland but not too bad. The traffic on I-84 was non-existent.
We are at the KOA in Cascade Locks and it is also empty.
There are maybe 6 rigs in the entire park. One of the workers is across from us but other than than, we are surrounded by emptiness!! Oh yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. KOA is running a 2nd night half off promo. For two nights, FHUs including Wi-Fi and cable, we paid $44.03 including taxes.
This is really a nice park but don’t stay here if you don’t like trains! Anywhere along I-84 is within the sound, and usually sight, of trains, and they run frequently. We can sit and watch them go by out our front window but we don’t mind them a bit. We’ll try and get a picture for you Sam!!
We made the hard decision to leave Rusty at home with the house sitter. We have taken him on a few short runs the last couple of weeks and he is just not comfortable. He does the best he can but he cannot even get in and out of the motor home without being lifted. He seems to be miserable after all the jostling around from the ride and being lifted up and down the stairs. I know he will miss us, and we him, but it really is in his best interest to be in his own home where he feels comfortable.
Poppy on the other hand, is doing pretty good. We feel better about managing her diabetes now and she is the best travel dog EVER. She LOVES to go and is no trouble at all. So why is she reluctant to leave the motor home?
Seems the camp mascot has her a little intimidated.
Poppy likes cats okay but this one made sure she knew who was boss. Look at the ears…Poppy’s are up and curious…kitty’s are laid back and on alert for trouble.
They didn’t exactly made friends - it was more of a mutual respect.
Tomorrow we are going to explore some sights along the gorge and Saturday we will visit the Western Antique Auto and Aeroplane Museum (WAAAM) in Hood River. Our son, John, volunteers at the museum and has offered us the 'Gold Tour' ha-ha!! From there, our plan is to head to Pendleton, then travel down Hwy. 395 to Burns and visit the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. A lot depends on the weather and how both dogs are doing. If we need to go home, we are always within a day’s drive. Our furry friends are older than we are (in dog years) and we want to always be sensitive to their needs while we still have them.
So, onward and upward, and we shall enjoy today and see what adventures tomorrow will bring.