Friday, July 18, 2014

Jefferson County Fairgrounds RV Park – Mt. Hood

(Vancouver, WA) Hi 81 Lo 59 -- This morning we got everything ready to go for our trip to the Portland area: slides in, jacks up, and hitched up. We left the truck and rig at the fairgrounds and went in the car to meet with Jim and Judy one last time for breakfast. It’s always hard to say goodbye to good friends, especially when we’re not sure when we’ll see each other again.

We had so much to tell about our concert last night that we didn't get to show you the park where we've been staying.  (Click on the pictures to enlarge)

Our site

We’re the only ones in the park besides the camp host and one other trailer.

Nothing special, but it's level, open sky,no trees against the RV and good hookups.

Our trip to Vancouver, WA, which is about 10 miles north of Portland, OR, took about three hours.

We saw some wild fires in the mountains.
2014-07-18 views to vancourver WA (26)

2014-07-18 views to vancourver WA (27)

On the way we passed by Mt. Hood, one of the most beautiful mountains we've ever seen. It's actually a volcano, and part of the Cascades Range.

2014-07-18 views to vancourver WA (46)

Never thought much about our latitude, but this sign was interesting.
2014-07-18 views to vancourver WA (31)

We're set up in Vancouver RV Park. It's a nice park, but the sites are extremely close together, which made it a challenge for Jim to get parked in our site. He finally made it, but it was a close call!


Some of the other sites

We're going sightseeing tomorrow in Portland.


Phyllis said...

How funny, from being almost alone to parking with a crowd.

Tom and Marci said...

Those trees are REALLY close to the rig -- Tom would have had a fit! Mt. Hood was beautiful; you got a really good view of it!

Tom and Marci said...

Oh, I almost forgot . . . we cross the 45th parallel here in Michigan, too, and passed a similar sign every time we travelled "up north" to go camping . . . I thought it was cool to see one in another state!

Gypsy said...

The side view with the tree shows what a close call it was. Doggone it, Tumbleweed Jim, you're good!

Bob and Jo said...

Good job parking

Sandra Merrikin said...

Mount Hood is definitely beautiful! Thanks for the memory of it! Great job parking Jim!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Don't miss Voodoo Donuts in Portland, but be prepared to stand in a long line. :c)

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

That is a very tight site:(

Dizzy-Dick said...

Even thought you are half way between the equator and the north pole, I bet you all don't do things half way.

Laurel Owen said...

I bet you're hating being by that tree! Hope you enjoy Portland, it's a great city with lots to do.

Mike and Terri said...

WOW!!! That tree is close! Looks like that site was a challenge to get into safely. Enjoy Portland!