July 13, 2017
Today we flew into Portland, Oregon to take the scenic drive to Walla Walla, Washington to visit friends of ours. The ride was pretty the different landscapes were amazing and picturesque. It took us three hours to get to Walla Walla which wasn’t too bad.
July 17, 2017
Today we checked out of our hotel in Walla Walla and headed back to Portland. We had some time to spare, so we decided to check out the Booneville Lock & Dam which was cool. After that, we decided to check out the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area which had a fantastic waterfall.
Today we continued our drive to Astoria, Oregon driving up the Pacific coast. It’s impressive to see such a different landscape. Growing up in Downstate New York it’s not mountainous although it’s beautiful it’s very different. We saw signs that said Tsunami evacuation route which is scary to see. Another great thing was the fact that I am greek and growing up in NY I hung out in Astoria, Queens so to see another Astoria was fun. We even got a chance to visit West Coast Game Park Safari which is in Bandon, Oregon and we fed the goats and even got a chance to pet lion cub.
We stopped along the way to check out the view at the viewpoints. John and I even spoke about possibly renting a house one summer for a month to experience the beauty of the west coast.
Today we drove from Boise, Idaho to Klamath Falls, Oregon. We drove up the Pacific Coast Highway. One cool thing is the landscape on the west coast it is very different than the east coast.
The highlight was the petting farm we visited. I love farm animals, and today I got to feed and pet goats. If I can re-do my life, I would have a farm full of donkeys, goats, horses, pigs, cows, dogs and cats. That is my ultimate love animals!