Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The River

I am back down with DD again this week. She lives in such a beautiful area. I've often said it is Oregon's best kept secret along the Columbia River. Beautiful views, sparsely populated and reasonably priced -- relatively.
The PacNW is having gorgeous October weather. Yesterday I went into the city to pick up DD's mail from the post office and then wandered down the stree two blocks to find an amazing little beach. There were two markers memorializing local people for their contributions to the area.
Washington State is on the other side of the river. You can see the recently cleared areas and new houses. DD and I sat up there on the clearing before the houses were built and enjoyed the view one beautiful summer day.
The home sites were being sold for approximately $200,000 and had a restriction saying that you had to build a home that had a value of $250,000.
We soaked in the view of the river barges moving up and down the river and an occasional sail boat. We enjoyed a picnic of ham and cheese sandwiches and took evil pleasure in spitting out our watermelon seeds on such expensive property.
Next to the park is this fantastic house. I thought it was a B&B or a business but it is a personal home.


1 comment:

ellemenope said...

Wow, that's really cool - I hadn't ever noticed that gorgeous heron in the chimney brickwork before!