Tuesday, August 5, 2014

August 5, 2014 - Pendelton to Portland

First stop this morning was the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, the Museum of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation,  https://www.tamastslikt.org/ 
A beautiful building with lovely objects and many culture bearers presenting information. However, little if any information was on the object labels, which made it frustrating for me.  And no photos allowed.  But there was an interesting traveling wolf exhibit there which we enjoyed. It is still worth a visit if you are in the area. 

 Reed had a nice time driving through the incredibly long entrance road and huge parking lot.

 We crossed over to Washington and drove along the north side of the Columbia River until we arrived at Stonehenge. Identical in size and layout to the one on the Salisbury Plain, this one was made by Sam Hill as the U.S.'s first WWI memorial for local war heroes, and it's made of concrete. The views of Mt Hood and the Columbia River Gorge were spectacular from this hillside vantage point.

Bret planking on the altar stone as Reed looks on.

Our next stop was Bonneville Dam for a tour and a look at the fish ladders.

 Later we stopped at 620' Multnohmah Falls, finally arriving in Portland for the night.

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