6/29/16 (Wednesday) in White Salmon, WA (Bridge RV Park)
The Fruit Loop Trail covers about 35 miles in total, but we just went to a few of the businesses. Since there were about 20 of us we car pooled (also because of the toll bridge at Hood River, needed to get over to the Oregon side of the Columbia River). We all went to the first places in a caravan. Our first was what I considered the best, the Gorge White House. It’s an historical place but they weren’t giving tours today, so we soaked in the gorgeous views, flowers and fruits.
Gorge White House
Next up was Smiley’s. This was a small fruit stand, so we moved on rather soon to the Sawtooth Tavern, where we had lunch. Great food on a shaded patio with picnic tables, perfect for our large group. Plus their food was excellent, served quickly too considering there was only one waiter and one cook! It seems like a hole-in-the wall place, but that would be where first impressions are wrong.
After lunch we started to go separate ways. Our car (including Kathy/Jim) went for photo shots, first to the Lavender Farm.
Then to the Alpaca Farm.
We ran into a lot of our group at the Apple Valley Country Store
Apple Valley Country Store
Back at the campground we had a great time watching mom/dad eagle encourage their two young ones to fly. One managed to hover at one point (Loretta, whose rig is right across from their tree, saw it).