Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Goldendale, Washington, United States

Apr 30, 2019 - Vancouver to MaryHill, WA

April 30, 2019 Afraid to mention this is the fifth straight day of lovely sunshine in the PNW! Left Vancouver a little after 9:00 and stopped at Trader Joe’s to get a few bottles of cranberry juice to last me through Canada hopefully. This TJ’s had the 2013 Grand Reserve Sonoma County Meritage Lot #92 in limited supply. (26 month age in French oak barrels). For those who are aware, TJ’s bottles wine from well-known producers under its own label. This bottle quality would retail from $25-$50 and sells at TJ’s for $12.99. The Platinum Reserve...

Jump to full entry

Nov 6, 2013 - Musical Tribute to Veterans

After the late school assembly, Nancy and I headed out to Goldendale where we had been invited to attend a special musical program for veterans. I had also been invited, at the last moment, to attend an event in Wasougal, but I told them there was no way I could make it their in time (3-1/2 hour drive, mostly two lane roads, in the dark, over a mountain pass). As it was, Goldendale was a stretch, but we made it in time. This annual event is put on by an orchestra made up of musicians from the Columbia Gorge area and pays tribute to...

Jump to full entry

Sep 9, 2013 - Post Visit at Goldendale

This evening, I drove to Goldendale along with our District 6 Commander and Service Officer to visit the Goldendale Post. Goldendale is in a beautiful part of the state, but it is geographically isolated from most of the rest of Washington in that you have to go out of your way to go there...unless you are headed to Oregon over Satus Pass. As a result, many of our local Legion folks "forget" they are part of our District. They are a larger active Post, though they sometimes suffer from self-inflicted problems. They are coming off one such...

Jump to full entry

May 24, 2013 - Maryhill

We crossed the high pass on Interstate #84 and have landed at Maryhill, on the Washington side of the Columbia River. This is a huge estate established in the early 20th Century by Samuel Hill, of Great Northern Railroad fame. The estate sits on 6000 acres, high above the Columbia River. It was built for Sam Hill's wife, Mary, who basically never lived in the house. Eventually, Hill turned Maryhill into a museum exhibiting a surprisingly eclectic array of art and historic artifacts. We started the day by having lunch at the nearby Baldwin...

Jump to full entry

Aug 10, 2012 - Day 39 Goldendale WA to Willsonville OR

Drove into the night last night and woke up still with a view of Mount Rainier and Mount Hood. I have not mentioned that I had a catastrophic failure of my glasses, laid them on my jacket the day I went to get the trailer and managed to run them over. Day time riding with my new rx sunglasses has been wonderful but last night with stacked reading glasses, 2.5 on bottom and 1.0 on top made for a interesting ride through the high desert pass. Loading the bike, was talking to some other bikers and one of them mentioned Lens Crafters will do...

Jump to full entry

Aug 10, 2012 - Day 38 Lake Stevens to Goldendale WA

It's time to say goodbye and as Willie Nelson says " On the road again". Directions out of Lake Stevens was dictated by weather, if it was clear we were going to Mount Rainier and if it wasn't we were island hopping over to Hwy 101. Woke up to a beautiful day with blue skies, so we headed out to the back roads to Mount Rainer. Good to be back on the road again after 9 days down with the trailer repair. The drive to Mount Rainier did not disappoint, as the ride gave plenty to see. Once in the state park we went up to Sunrise vistor center,...

Jump to full entry

Sep 8, 2011 - Quick Side Trip to Washington

After leaving Hell's Canyon my route calls for me to follow the Columbia River all the way to the Pacific Coast much as Lewis & Clark did. As a side note, they never travelled into Hell's Canyon but had followed the Snake River in the opposite direction until it joined up with the Columbia. As I travelled westward I suddenly became aware of large snow-covered peaks appearing almost ghost-like in the distance. These would be part of the Cascades. At one point I crossed the river into Washington in order to try to get a better picture. It is...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Ripsy Walkabout

Sep 13, 2010 - Merryhill State Park

Our drive from Leavenworth, Wa was good. We headed down Hwy 97 thru a big Yakima Valley and high desert of rolling hills. We arrived at the Maryhill state park at just the right time as they had only 1 campsite left. It is right on the Coloumbia River you can see Oregon on the other side as the river separates both states. It is really a nice park it had lots of trees for shade and the grounds are all lawns. The only problem is that the site is next to "active" train tracks and above was Hwy 97 with the its down hill slant and the truck...

Jump to full entry

May 7, 2010 - On the road to Goldendale, Washington

We left Eugene, Or. & headed to Goldendale, Washington for a one nights stay at Peach Beach RV Park. The park is located along side the Columbia River just off Highway 97. The drive was uneventful for the most part, we hit some rain...but no big deal. Our eventual destination is Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Jump to full entry

May 29, 2008 - Mary Hill State Park, WA

We left Twin Lakes Resort this morning around 9:14AM and took the Cascade Loop senic route. After traveling through some beautiful country side for about 45 minuets we came to a closed road sign. We had to turn around and go back the same way we started out. While we were at Twin Lakes Resort we had rain both of the days. This is a camping area that looks out on a lake and has full hookups. The sites are very large and fairly level. Mary Hill State Park is a beautiful RV park that is right on the Columbia Gorge. The sites are very nice and...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Canada & Alaska 2008

Jul 14, 2007 - Peach Beach, Goldendale, WA

After 3 days of over 100 degrees, we drove south and found "Peach Beach" campground. We had noticed this campground 2 years ago (& the adjoining one - Maryhill State Park), as we were returning to So Cal from picking up our new trailer. We saw these beautiful campgrounds right on the Columbia River and Larry commented that if we were retired we would stop for a week or so. Well, we have found our way back but will only be here for a few days. We are on the river, looking up at the canyon walls. On the Oregon side of the river the gorge...

Jump to full entry

Jun 11, 2007 - Peach Beach Campark - On our way to Portland, Oregon

On June 1st. we left Union Gap & only drove a few miles, staying on the Washington side of the Columbia River in the Peach Beach Campark (which is near the town of Goldendale). We stayed a couple of nights (we had reservations in Portlands Jantzen Beach RV Resort on June 3rd, so we were killing a couple of days). Peach Beach is butted up against the Columbia River & is surrounded by peach & cherry trees. We were able to watch a barge or two slowly work their way up the river. Now one draw back of this campground is ..... there are railroad...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com