We have travelled throughout the U.S. at almost every time of the year and this one we are taking today is in November, when there are many pretty fall colors to see. This being our first fall season in this area makes it all the more enjoyable to see the sights. We began our travels driving through the Okanagan in BC where the leaves have turned and which I have shared at other times. Click here. to see more of that.
|Okanogan County, Washington|
|Orchards in Okanogan County|
|Reflections in Okanagan River|
A nice calm spot on the Okanagan River reflects the hills and the orchard that borders the shoreline. This is so like seeing the Thompson River flowing into Kamloops Lake with very similar hills to reflect. There is no doubt we are following the same valley down, so far.
|Concrete Flume at Yakima, WA|
We are approaching the Columbia River where we cross the Sam Hill Memorial Bridge into Briggs Junction, Oregon. This part of the river was the location of “very bad rapid” mentioned in Lewis’ journal dated October 22, 1805, who was part of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Biggs Junction has a population of 50 and the main business is for refuelling at this junction of Hwy 84 and 97.
|Country towns on Hwy 395|
We followed Hwy 395 the rest of our day and saw a few small towns along the way. Bishop had the mural on the way and the other has what looks like the ‘real McCoy’ with the old western town storefronts.
This trip was very different with quiet country roads and small towns to pass through. It makes for a nice change from the busy freeways that we often travel. It may take a bit longer this way but gives us the chance to enjoy some of the scenery. RV parks are quite easy to find and we had no snow to deal with in any of the mountain passes we drove through. It was a great trip.