Yesterday we had a food-centric day in the Tri Cities area of south central Washington: lunch with friends Buddy and Nancy, who live in Kennewick and were with us at Rainbow Beach Resort; and dinner made by Jim's sister, Cathy, at her Kennewick home.
This morning we took off for a 235 mile drive to Portland. Now we're relaxing and contemplating doing laundry. We'll see.
|The Tri Cities (Pasco, Kennewick/Richland, Washington) have beautiful bridges. This one is called the "Cable Bridge."|
|This light house on Clover Island (where we had lunch) is a favorite of Buddy's.|
|The Columbia River as seen from I-84. I'm reading "Undaunted Courage," a book about Lewis and Clark by historian Stephen Ambrose, and we traveled along some of the Corps of Discovery Expedition's route.|
|Conifers dominate the view as we get closer to Portland.|
|Our view as we sat out a traffic jam on the I-5 interchange in Portland. We have not seen this much traffic since we were in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during rush hour. Jim never has a problem driving in Portland, but we'll probably take the MAX (light rail) when we go into the city.|
|Jim sweeping off the patio at our Roamers' Rest camping spot in Tualatin, OR. The Tualatin River is just yards away so we hope to get in some kayaking.|