Starting to Explore the Area

Thursday June 20th 2019

I was surprised to hear rain on the roof during the night. I’m not sure how long it lasted, but it didn’t sound very heavy. This morning I woke to a partly cloudy day with ever increasing wind. By late afternoon a strong wind was blowing across the river. The high temperature for the day was just over seventy.

I found a few little wildflower blossoms along the river.

Today’s big activity was a grocery run and a start at exploring the area. The grocery shopping wasn’t the most successful trip I’ve made. The relatively new and large Super Walmart seemed to be out of stock for many of the items I wanted to buy. Despite the rather bad vibe, I managed to get enough food for another week or so.

Even the geese use the beach for a little swimming.

I learned a little bit more about the history of the area. After spending last weekend on the historic Oregon Trail, I’m now on the route of the 1804 Lewis and Clark Expedition. The Corp of Discovery came down the Snake River to the Columbia. A state park named for Sacajawea is at the confluence of the rivers not far from here. I hope to visit the park while I’m in the area.

At the campground a lot of turn over happened today. The weekend visitors are starting to arrive. There is a real diversity of equipment present. Many sites have tents, but the RVs range in size up to diesel pushers bigger than my little gas Class A. So far I haven’t seen as many boats as I saw last weekend in Oregon, but the river is definitely the draw. It will be interesting to see what happens over the weekend.

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