After two wonderful weeks at Seaside, Oregon we headed northeast and crossed over Columbia River into Washington state. We settled into a private campground in the town of Woodland. We loved our campsite with a front row view of the Columbia River. During our week-long stay we really enjoyed watching the ships, boats and tugs sailing between Portland and the Pacific Ocean.
Unfortunately the day after our arrival Bill came down with a very bad stomach virus so several days there were spent recovering.
Later in the week we took a drive along the Historic Columbia River Highway where we passed back into Oregon and visited two waterfalls.
We last visited here in 2014. We had hoped to hike to the bridge you see in the picture. We were very disappointed to learn the trail to the bridge has been closed due to severe damage from wildfires last year. The wildfires that did millions of dollars in damage was caused by a child playing with firecrackers. We asked a couple people when the trail and bridge would be reopened. One person said a couple weeks and another said a few years!
On the way home we stopped at The Crown Point Vista House with a fabulous view 733 feet above the Columbia River. The Vista House is a museum of the Columbia River area and a memorial to Oregon pioneers.
Next stop: Chehalis, WA