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just passin’ through

Tom, Chan, and the girls are on their big cross-country tour from California back to the midwest, and we were fortunate enough to be on their route. Nancy and I are on our own stay-at-home vacation this week, so we got to spend a whole day with them visiting some favorite Portland highlights. Gotta like that! :-)

 

Fun activities included strolls around the neighborhood, board games, and a trip to the newly-renovated Luscher Farm off-leash dog park. But the highlight of the day was a visit to the Columbia River Gorge (previously seen here and here), starting at the Crown Point Vista House.

It’s pretty obvious why they decided to call it the “Vista House”, with great views up the Gorge. One often-overlooked view is of the farmland on the heights above the Gorge on the northern Washington State side of the river.

 

After taking in the views from a distance, we decided to get up close and personal with the landscape, driving on to Multnomah Falls and hiking up the mile-long trail to the top of the 600+ foot high waterfall. We take our time admiring the view looking down the falls from above before setting off back down the trail with a new destination: dinner and dessert at Jen and Tylor’s house! :-)

 

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