Thursday, June 25, 2015

Laying Down The Paint Brush For A Beautiful Drive to Cascade Locks and Hood River.

Joe has spent the last three days on a ladder from the time he wakes up until suppertime, washing the outside of our approximately 25'X 55" double wide mobile home and  doing touch up painting,  We woke up to beautiful skies this morning so we decided to take a drive to Hood River, about an hours drive from our home and had lunch and then stopped in Cascade Locks to check out The Cascade Locks Marine RV Campgrounds. We plan on spending a couple of days there later this summer. There are only 14 sites there  (10 with hookups and 4 without, and no sewer but a dump station on the premises) We love trains so it won't matter to us that they go by right by the campgrounds close to every 30 minutes day and night. We can watch the river traffic,visit the historical museum, watch  the local Indian fishers net their fish and of course take a ride on the Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge and having lunch at the Locks Cafe . We always enjoy the scenery on I-84 . So today I decided to share it with you. Please click on the pictures to enlarge.

A view from Hood River

This trestle only has a 12' clearence but we easily clear it with our 23' Class C Coachman Freelander , and we see Class A rigs in the RV campgrounds, but it is pretty tight..... just saying.

You can enjoy daily excursions from here on the Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge

I asked the gentleman on the dock if he lived on his sailboat full time. He said no, it's not allowed at that marina but he is there every day.

That is the American Queen Steamboat  in the back ground

This weekend in Cascade Locks is Mountain Man Days  also.

Going back under the RR Trestle, this time with a freight train parked on it, waiting for one to pass the opposite direction.

Always a line up here unless they're closed.

Part of the old historical highway

Borrowed from the internet
I missed Crown Point in the picture above, but there is a road that goes here and the view is incredibly beautiful.