6/27/16 (Monday) in White Salmon, WA (Bridge RV Park)
After a scrumptious breakfast provided by our rally hosts, we visited some nearby sites. Note: these are across the Columbia, on the Oregon side. There is a toll bridge here ($1 each way) that is not only VERY narrow, but the surface seems to be of metal chain work, rough to steer on. NOT for RV’s.
John (and all the guys and some gals) enjoyed the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum so I’ll provide his high points here. Can you find the Harley Davidson? How about the car with a special place for golf clubs? The little red car was a 1932 Detroit Electric car.
I and a few of the gals (Gloria, Charlene and Sharon) went to the Historical Museum, It was a sweet, well presented museum, although small. Both museums had sections devoted to Luhr Jensen who created a new style of lure (the name is a coincidence) that became famous. I didn’t realize this area was a favorite for apple orchards. They even sprayed poisons then (early 1900’s) for the worms.
When we left to meet the rest of our group at the Columbia Gorge Hotel (an historical landmark), we got chatting and drove past our exit! There aren’t a lot of exits on this river road freeway, so were concerned, postulating that we might end up at Cascade Locks or Portland before we could turn around. Lo and behold we found one eventually and arrived at the Hotel only a few minutes after our scheduled time. The place is gorgeous and fancy. We found the food excellent but the service was more like in the olden days; we had plenty of time to visit! Below are my highlights from their lovely grounds.