Redmond, OR to Plymouth, WA.
We said our goodbye's to Samantha.
After stopping for gas, we were on Hwy 97 heading north by 9:00.
It took us about three hours to get to Biggs, OR on the Columbia River. Here we got onto I-84 and turned east following the Columbia.
Along the Columbia River.
Just east of Biggs is the John Day Dam.
This is in John Day County and we crossed the John Day River. There are two towns named for him John Day and Dayville.
Now, who the heck is John Day.
If you are curious about him here is a site that will clear it all up for you.
As we drove along we could see a large grain barge being pushed down stream. There are a lot of barges plying the river carrying goods east and west.
The dams along the river have locks to allow the barges and boats to navigate the river.
Here is another one going up stream.
Arrive at Plymouth.
We continued east until we came to US 395 where we turned north, crossed the river below the MCNARY Lock and Dam. We took the first exit after crossing the bridge and drove west to the little town of Plymouth.
Here there is a Army Corps of Engineers Campground/RV Park
with water, electric hookups and a dump station. Normally they have sewer hookups but at the moment their sewerage system is not working.
The park is right on the north bank of the river.
There are lots of shade trees, green grass, paved roads and pull through camp spots.
They even have a play area for kids.
All this for $12.00 per night If you have a Golden Age Pass. This has been a regular stop for us when we come this way.
This makes our third time here.
The breaks seem to be working properly now that I did the adjustment. I just hope it continues to work.
Okay that was our day.
Tomorrow we make the push to The Coeur d’Alene Casino. It should take us about 5 hours from here.