Thursday, July 17, 2014

Trip Report - Portland, Oregon - July 4th, 2014 - Columbia River Gorge, Waterfalls, Salmon Ladders, Fish Hatcheries, Fireworks

View from our window
The day started early, as we had elected to take a bus tour to visit the Columbia River Gorge. The scenary here is spectacular, with multiple waterfalls (why the area is called 'The Cascades') and great views of the Columbia River.
Multnomah Falls

Fish ladder
We visited an area where fish ladders allow salmon passage up the river, and also a fish hatchery.

In the afternoon we went to a cemetery for a memorial service for my husband's sister, who has passed on. I miss her.

In the evening we wanted to go to the Portland Blues Festival, but the fire marshall had decreed that no one more could go in unless someone came out. We were able to hear the music from outside, though.
Part of Portland Blues Festival
Later there were spectacular fireworks.

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