The first thing we crossed off was the Washington County Fair. Kat had never been to a county fair before, which I could not believe, nor had she ever had a corn dog, which I also could not believe... so off we went. It was a hot, fun-filled day with delicious corn dogs, not-so-delicious fried twinkie (gross), lots of animals, lots of... conservatives, and a ride called The Viper.
|gross deep fried twinkie|
|I chose not to find out|
Yesterday, for our final adventure we chose to go to the Columbia River Gorge. We parked the car along the side of the road and hiked up the horsetail trail. It was a short hike that took us uphill and under a waterfall. Through the trees there were views of the Columbia River and unfortunately the highway. When we were driving back I could see where people were getting into the river with their tubes and I had a sudden urge to get back to California and into the American River...
|The Columbia River|
|Eliza under the falls|
|Three silluoettes under the falls|
|At the top|
|Looking down from the foot bridge|
|Oregon sure is pretty|
|The beer at the end of the tunnel, courtesy of McMennamin's Edgefield|
Now that I have to finish packing and pick up my car tomorrow morning at 6am to drive back to California, the list is going to be left unfinished... for now. But I have a very strong feeling that I will be back. Katherine and Eliza have been my anchors this summer and I will miss them dearly (Memphis too).