Vacation Day 1: Columbia River Gorge

Melissa and I (and many members of my extended family) have gathered at a rented vacation house in Hood River, Oregon, for a Bradford family reunion. Obviously the main purpose of the trip is to catch up with family we haven’t seen in many years, but we also have ample opportunity to travel around the area and see the sights. Hood River is nestled in the Columbia River Gorge about sixty miles east of Portland, and the whole area is rich with natural beauty.

We arrived on Monday and had a good night’s sleep. Then Melissa and I spent much of Tuesday traveling the Historic Columbia River Highway and stopping at the various sights along the way, including a number of waterfalls, the Vista House, and the Bonneville Fish Hatchery. Enjoy the photos below:

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