Jim, of course, had scoped out potential breweries near Northside Ford, so we had lunch at the Columbia River Brewing company just a couple of miles away.
We also checked out another possible kayaking location: the confluence of the Tualatin and Willamette Rivers. There's a nice park there, and it was a great stop and walk, but we decided it was not a place we'd want to put the boats in -- not that we had time to do so anyway.
Monday we drove to the Ford place and sat around while Jim asked this question: Why did they give us an appointment time of 8 a.m. and then take the rig in the shop at 9:30? Only thing out of the ordinary was that we needed new wind shield wipers. Monday evening we went over to Season and Lee's to see them and the boys.
Today (Tuesday) was cleaning day. We cleaned the entire rig, including (I'm not kidding) using q-tips on the window tracks. If only we were that fastidious with the outside of our rig -- the poor girl has a lot of bugs on her.
We also washed the throw rugs, did three laundry loads of clothes, and took Cooper to the dog wash. And after washing Cooper, we needed showers. Then we had lunch at another Portland brewery, Laurelwood Brewery.
Tomorrow we're headed for Oregon's coast.
|These are "Muscovy" ducks. From a distance they looked like big, floating chickens, even making that forward thrusting motion with their head and neck like chickens do when they are walking -- although these guys were floating.|
|After I saw the duck, I turned around to talk with a boy who was at the lake. Then I realized the ducks had gotten out of the water and walked right up to me. After realizing I didn't have any food, they left.|