On Friday, we left Hood River and headed back along the Columbia Gorge towards Portland. Our first stop of the day was the Bonneville Dam and Power Station, a hydroelectric facility on the Columbia River. We stopped at the visitors’ center:
and there were some other things there as well, including lampreys:
here’s a video of them latched onto the observation window:
After that, we went hiking a few miles up Eagle Creek:
while Lesley and Emma wandered off to Lower Punch Bowl Falls. You can see the crowd of people in the upper left – that’s where the last photo was taken. This is another spot that you have to come at a time when there’s no one else around to get the photos you want.
After that, we had lunch at the Cascade Locks Ale House, and drove to see Horsetail Falls:
then drove to our next hotel in Beaverton and visited (after dinner at Taco Bell) the suburban location of Powell’s Books.
A good day.