You would think there must be many rainy days in Oregon but today is the first day since we arrived. According to the park ranger here at Ainsworth State Park, the California drought extends to northern Oregon too. They had very little rain all winter.
We have been sleeping and sleeping, going to bed every night at 8 and not getting up until 8. This park is right next to the train tracks, so close I could throw a ball at the trains that go by constantly, but they don’t bother us a bit. All the trees muffle the sound.
This state park was very busy over the weekend but is now very quiet again. I thought about taking some pictures but it is all trees. It’s always surprising to drive away from here and find out the sun is shining.
We have been to most of the waterfalls but missed one which we might visit today, Bridal Veil Falls. Some are so tall coming off the tops of the straight up mountains along the gorge that it isn’t possible to get the entire falls into a picture.
The falls on top go much higher than the picture shows. The lower falls are 69 feet and the upper 542 feet.
Steve has a cousin on his father’s side that lives in Beaverton, which is a suburb west of Portland. We, along with her husband, met at the Bonneville Dam fish hatchery one day.
On another day we drove over the bridge at Cascade Locks to the Washington side for a look around.