K’den. Part Three.
One of our comps was right near the Columbia River, and we caught a peek of the river through the trees.
I would love to live this close to a big river, except during the winter and particularly not during the winter of ’96 that was so bad here (the Willamette River threatened to flood downtown Portland!).
Another house with a great view.
Back in Scappoose on the way to another comp, we saw this sign. But we saw no mules!
Here’s a train loaded with logs, a common sight around here.
Finally pau driving comps, we headed home along Highway 30 once again. It was a beautiful day!
We decided on impulse…well, read that to say “the wanderlusting Mokihana”… decided to cross the bridge over to Sauvie Island. Yes, it really is an island just North of Portland. Here we are, crossing the Columbia River.
Looking towards Sauvie Island from the bridge.
The island has a lot of farm stands, and we decided to stop at the closest one, “The Pumpkin Patch”. I generally like to stop at the smaller, less glitzy ones, but because our time was limited, it was just fine. We drove through nani farmland till we go there.
The Pumpkin Patch had a herd of sunflowers too!
And lots of other flowers, too. People could go out into the fields with cutters and cut as many flowers as they wanted… for a price, of course!
After leaving the Pumpkin Patch, we crossed back over the river.
Lots of houseboats … oh sorry… floating homes… down there!
And here is the St Johns Bridge again!
It really is a lovely bridge!
We drove over the Fremont Bridge again, then South on I-5, then took the off-ramp for I-84.
Nolemana took a photo of downtown Portland while we were on the off-ramp.
I do love the view of downtown Portland.
See that kinda pointy-building ova dea?
This is an aerial shot of the pink building you see in the previous photo. It’s official name is The KOIN Center, but a lot of locals call it “Big Pink”.
Want to buy a condo it it? If you have $1,575,000, it’s all yours!
Whether at night with lights reflected onto the Willamette River, or during the day when sun sparkles on the water, Portland is a wonderful city. I love it here.
Pau this trip. Dunno when our next one will be, but I hope you enjoyed this one!