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Sunday, May 11, 2014, Ainsworth State Park, OR - 126 miles, 8535.4 For the Trip

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It wasn't too bad a sunset over the marina, so I took a photo. This morning most of the driving was on I84. I'm in site B24 at Ainsworth State Park. The park is fairly empty. Part of the reason is there is a fair amount of traffic noise from I84, and an active railroad track is also close by. Also, since it is in the shadow of the mountains on the side of the Columbia River Gorge, and lots of shade trees, it is cool. Probably a good thing later in the summer, but I'd rather have sun. In any case, I'm here for two days.

After setting up the trailer I drove into Portland to return a effects projector to Fry Electronics (the speed control didn't work). I also stopped at REI to pick up 3 side walls for my Caddis Easy Up. I checked on REI's website, and the only store in the area that had them was Tigard, OR store. The problem - don't trust computerized inventory. They didn't have any & I wanted 3. So, I ordered them, had them shipped to the store, and, it everything goes like it should, they will be in the store on Thursday. I'll pick them up on my way to Maryhill (I know, Tigard is not on the way, but I'll be closer to Portland on Wednesday.) If they come in late, I'll pick them up after the rally at Maryhill.

On the way back to the campground I stopped at Multnomah Falls. Not as crowded as the last time I was here when I had to circle the parking lot three times before I found a space, but harsher lighting. It is an impressive drop, but not the prettiest waterfall I've seen. The cover over the bridge between sections doesn't help.

Sunset Over the Boardman Marina
Site B24, Ainsworth State Park, OR
Multnomah Falls
Multnomah Falls

Dinner was a grilled port chop, and coleslaw.

Until tomorrow -

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