May 24, 2011

SunRiver, Oregon - Day One

How 'bout a few shots of our six-plus hour drive from home to SunRiver, Oregon? We decided we needed to take a bit of a scenic view and meandered along the Columbia River rather than stick to the interstate...

I couldn't resist snapping this little cutie!


Multnomah Falls

Clock Tower, The Dalles

Mount Jefferson


In our room, at last!

Distance travelled: 370 miles
Photos snapped: 116
Waterfalls spotted: at least 4
Snow-capped mountains in the distance: 11
Gas price per gallon: $3.99
Museums enjoyed: 1 (Columbia River Discovery Center)
Dams viewed by accident: 1 (The Dalles Dam)
Music CDs listened to: 5, some multiple times
Time of arrival in SunRiver: almost 8pm
Prairie dogs spotted: 1
Number of rodents trying to commit suicide by running in front of Speeder: 2
Nice, helpful resort personnel talked to: 9
Number of scary biker dudes spotted: 3

Worth remembering:
Full-service gas stations!
Seeing the Columbia Gorge for the first time
Wishing to see Multnomah Falls, then suddenly it appeared!

Not worth remembering:
trying to figure out the wi-fi at the resort after the office was closed
the dark, smelly bathroom at Multnomah Falls
oh, and Lisa sitting on her sunglasses. oops.

3 comments:

Ari C'rona said...

Yes, it makes me think... always look before sitting... :oP

Mama Cache said...

The road trip format brings back memories. You know how to paint a day's picture, that's for sure. Love that!

Have a grand time!

Sue KuKu said...

Yes, the bathrooms at Multnomah Falls are old and can be smelly -- but I sure appreciate them being there!

I have been to other falls where the restrooms were locked or non-existent.

KuKu
who will take anything over squatting in the bushes