Going up the Gorge

So, this morning my bro and his family, my parents, and myself and kids took a drive up the Columbia River Gorge. We drove down the gorge to the Bonneville Dam and Fish Hatchery. We stopped at the fish hatchery first and checked out the Salmon, trout and giant white sturgeon.

Dorothy, Emma, Laura, Elizabeth, and Emily at Fish Hatchery

Jacob at the Fish Hatchery

Then we drove to the dam’s visitor center. The kids were thrilled that we got to drive across parts of the dam – and beside the visitor center there was a gorgeous view of the main part of the dam with its spillways open. And a cool little shelter/house that the kids had fun playing in.

Bonneville Dam

The Kid Crew at Bonneville Dam

Elizabeth, Jacob, Emily, & Dorothy in front of Bonneville Dam

We had a really special treat while at the visitor center – we walked in right when a presentation about how electricity is made, and at the end were able to go to the observation deck of one of the power houses – it was really cool.

Lizard, Emmy, Dot, Jacob, & James at Powerhouse - Bonneville Dam

On the way home we made a mandatory stop by Multnomah Falls.

Multnomah Falls


Filed under Dot, Em, Family, Jacob, James, Lizy, Nature

5 responses to “Going up the Gorge

  1. Ahh those pictures bring back so many memories. I used to live very near there when I was younger. My husband’s Uncle did the paintings in the dam.

  2. Do you guys ever slow down on the “family fun”? My goodnes…I learn so much about things just by following you guys! Those kids of yours will certainly grow up to be more than just pretty faces…they’ll be a wealth of knowledge about all kinds of neat things!

    Happy belated birthday to both you and Emily! Your present from James was priceless!!

    We are heading to Alabama tomorrow for the next 3 weeks, but I will be checking in on you guys from there! Hope you keep having lots of fun!

    Big hugs to you!

  3. Deb

    Your pictures are awesome. :o) Hope you continues to have a wonderful time!

  4. April Brewster

    You guys always have so much fun! And you always remember your camera!

  5. I love these pictures! I would love to go see a water fall.

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