The Columbia River

The Columbia River is just awesome. Not "awesome" in a "totally tubular" or "Mom, those were some awesome potatoes" kind of way. We are talking "awesome" like aweinspiring, full of awe, etc. Driving along the Columbia gives you vistas around every turn. Driving along the Columbia on a scooter surrounds you with the vistas as well as the sounds, smells, and even temperature and humidity changes (which do add to the overall feeling.)

As I proceeded east, the sky ahead was blue and the sky behind was grey, which is quite typical of east of the mountains vs. west. Having that great weather made for the morning's scoot all the more enjoyable. I crossed the river at The Dalles and before I knew it, I was out of beautiful river gorge country and into beautiful rolling hills grasslands country of Eastern Oregon.

(Oh, but just before I crossed the river, I came across this sign that I couldn't help but take a picture of.)
Tuesday April 24 2007File under: travel, road trip

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on Tue 24th Apr, 2007 05:52 pm PDT Saxtor said:
The Dalles is somewhat of a special place. First, my Dad spent a better part of his adolescence there.
Second, Celilo Falls is located very close to The Dalles, and has been a fixation of mine for many years. I hope to be able to see it at some point in my lifetime, and get very excited when there are rumblings about opening the Columbia dams to showcase the falls.
Third, The Dalles is home to Project 02, aka goo
on Tue 24th Apr, 2007 05:55 pm PDT Saxtor said:
I think I broke the comments...
on Tue 24th Apr, 2007 06:37 pm PDT Andrew said:
Gretchen just laughed out loud at your error, Saxtor.
on Tue 24th Apr, 2007 07:33 pm PDT Saxtor\'s Boss said:
on Tue 24th Apr, 2007 09:25 pm PDT Mom said:
Oh, Columbia, you gem of the ocean, you. Wait, didn't someone already say that? But I don't think anyone has compared her to my potatoes before--cool!
on Thu 26th Apr, 2007 10:07 am PDT jenelle said:
on the wroad again... i just can't wait to get on the wroad again... the life i love is riding scoot scoot to the end, and i can't wait to get on the wroad again.
on Sun 29th Apr, 2007 03:24 pm PDT Trista said:
well, i hope you stopped to get some Doritos and AJ... that's some fantabulous prices there in Googleville!

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