Sunday, June 12, 2016

A Peaceful Place to Escape Near the Little RV

We're still hanging out in the incredibly noisy campground but we have come to love it here. Just down the hill from our campsite we discovered an incredibly beautiful and peaceful haven. 

After my last post Murphy and I went exploring. We walk, it's what we do. We are able to walk through the RV park, down the hill and across the really scary railroad tracks to the Columbia River. The trains that run through here go FAST and there is a limited line of sight. Needless to say we are very careful when we cross. 

There are several coves down there with benches and picnic tables. Last weekend it was 99 degrees but so nice and cool down by the river in the shade. 

We've seen barges, a stern-wheeler and even deer on our trips to the river. 

At first Murphy wasn't too sure about the lapping water on shore but once he got braver he enjoyed the water. 

The little town of Stevenson is just about a mile away and also has a riverside park. It's much easier for Rob to access the river from there. 

We went there one day to watch the wind surfers and enjoy the other sights.

It's a long haul to my daughter's house in Portland but we drive in every few days. It's great to spend time with them. 

Rob finally got to meet River for the first time. That's our son-in-law Ryan grilling burgers the background.

I spent another afternoon with Christina, Clementine and River. We did a little shopping and spent some time outside playing in the back yard. Murphy loves to go visit and play with their dog, Waffle. 
Camden with his Taekwondo medals

Christina's oldest, Camden has been visiting my parents for the past few days. We're looking forward to seeing him when he comes home today. 

We have to keep the doors and windows closed to keep the sound to a tolerable level but we'll be here in this noisy little campground for a couple more weeks then we move to Vancouver, WA.

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