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This was day five of the road trip with my first-born daughter Becky. Last night we stayed in Portland, so this morning we did a little exploring in that city.
We went downtown, where the tree-lined streets are beautiful.
There is public art throughout the downtown area, much of it depicting wildlife indigenous to the Columbia River, which runs through Portland.
We visited Pioneer Courthouse Square, where Becky posed in the shadow of historic and new buildings.
At the square's visitor center, Becky cranked a penny squisher while two curious children looked on.
We left Portland and drove along the Columbia River Gorge. The Columbia River was the last leg of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
At Cascade Locks there is a public art installation depicting Sacagawea, with her papoose on her back, and Meriwether Lewis's dog Seaman. That's the state of Washington across the river.
Hi-yo, Seaman! Away!
Dig the weather vane:
Salmon egg incubators:
Other visitors looking at gigantic sturgeon in a huge pond:
We passed Three Sisters, also covered in snow.
The farther south we went, the more the landscape changed (Becky turned around and shot this one looking through the back seat window):
And tonight we're in Bend, Oregon, smack dab in the center of the state. Tomorrow? Check back to find out where we end up!
Becky shot the top photo on this post: Horsetail Falls along the Columbia River Gorge.