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Arrival at Ft. Vancouver

June 26, 2012 1 comment

We completed the 1,000 mile drive from Dinosaur NM to Vancouver, WA in 3 days.  The drive was relatively uneventful, except for some serious wind gusts through the Columbia Gorge.  The scenery went from flat prairie fields to mountain terrain.  We paralleled the Oregon Trail, the Lewis and Clark trail, and finally the Columbia river.

Now we can stay put for 3 months while we do our volunteer duties at Fort Vancouver.  Below are a few pictures of the trip.

A lake along Highway 84, just north of Park City, UT

Flat prairie land as we enter Idaho

No vegetation to speak of as the road heads up

The Snake River on the horizon

Another view of the Snake River (Idaho)

Mountains on the horizon

The terrain changes as we head into Oregon

Finally, the scenery makes driving more interesting

But flat roads are not totally behind us!

Now this was a funky RV place, nothing but trucks and RV’s!

Along the Columbia River. Note the white caps, and the wind mills… tough driving!

The drive in the Columbia Gorge is quite spectacular

Arrival… Fort Vancouver!