Rainier, Oregon, Part One

On February 9th, this year, we had to do an appraisal in Rainier, Oregon. Out in daboonies. I love trips like this because I know we’ll see at least some new countryside in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest.

First of course, we headed mauka… hmmm… get mauka on two sides in Oregon! Mauka toward Seattle den, over the Columbia River, and from their past Kalama, Washington. KaLAHma, folks. NOT Kalama as in “cat” like everyone here pronounces it. Because the town was named for John Kalama, who was Hawaiian. And nowhere in the Hawaiian language is “a” pronounced like the one in “cat”. Remembah and obey, Grasshoppah.

Every year get “Days of Discovery” in Kalama, da festival combining Hawaiian and Nisqually Indian cultures.

Just south of Longview, we crossed the Columbia River.

The beautiful park in Longview, right in the middle of town.

We’re going to be crossing the Columbia yet again; see the bridge up ahead?

Huge log area… who knows what they’re destined to become? This is a common sight in the Pacific Northwest.

Get plenny, yeah?

A huge cargo ship lies at anchor in the river. I wonder where it’s from.

We approach the bridge.

There’s the cargo ship down dea.

And onto the bridge we go!

See where the road goes up the hill on the right? That’s where we’re headed.

We’re now heading up that hill, and stop at a viewpoint to take some photos.

What a view!

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5 Responses to Rainier, Oregon, Part One

  1. pehea 'oe? says:

    eh, don’t forget the kalama festival and pow-wow. I’ve gone since it started three years ago. Last year it was pretty big. I can’t wait to see what they do this year.

  2. Stephanie says:

    hacum you went dat way?? was to bypass Portland?? If you wen take da hwy 30, could stop and eat ono hawaiian food at Al’s place …

  3. Mokihana says:

    Eh! Try wait foa Part Four. Or Five. No way I going miss Al and Kapua’s place!!

  4. KT says:

    o.k., waiting for more parts…
    I have 2 sisters & a nephew & family living in Yakama area. When I flew to Portland to visit & we drove up, it looked so much like your photos…
    How I love seeing all the different landscapes & how that shapes the houses & people.
    thanks, Mokihana.

    KT in VA

  5. Pingback: Mokihana's Garden » Blog Archive » Heading To Da Kahakai!

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