Snowing in Mt. Hood, Sweltering Everywhere Else

Bonneville Fish Hatchery, East of Portland, OR

What can you do in 50 degree weather with a steady rain? Turns out a lot. Locals don’t even call it rain. They bike, hike, golf, and run in what I’d call rain. We’re not local and our definition of rain is different, so we decided to take a drive to Hood River and check out the sights yesterday.

Our destination was about an hour drive from Mt. Hood Village RV Resort to Full-Sail Brewing in Hood River where we had lunch and a brew while watching the boarders. It was the perfect side trip out of the rain and into some decent weather. The hard core paddlers were thick along the East Fork of the Hood River which was really moving fast.

Hood River, the town, has a cool little downtown, a lot like SLO with historical buildings, shops, theatres, eateries, and galleries. More photos in our Alaska trip stop #11.

We stopped by the Bonneville Fish Hatchery, as well as the locks and dam on our way back. Remarkable what the Army Corp of Engineers can build. Amazing stuff and fun to ponder how they did it. BTW, lot’s of people fishing from the shoreline, and they seemed to be successful.

Today is laundry day, one more task on the things you can do in the rain while traveling in an RV. Given it’s snowing on Mt. Hood and raining here, we’re doing laundry, fixing the stereo, blogging, and smoking… chicken that is.

As the chicken cooks I’ll get after that stereo re-wire so we can play the TV through the sound system. We’ll see how that goes.

We’re off to Portland to see the sights, visit Bill and Lisa in Camas, WA. for a pub crawl and see their new house, then off to Vancouver, BC to meet up with Ron and Stace for Leg #2 of our trip to Alaska.

We’ll be posting along the way, so enter your email below if you want to get notified of new photos or blog posts. Safe travels to all!

Published by Russ Lovell

I am partner and co-founder at, a peer to peer sharing platform: RV Rentals by owner, delivered and setup at your destination, ready for your arrival. RV owners earn extra income via an easy, safe and proven rental process. RV renters enjoy hassle free outdoor accommodations in a clean comfortable RV delivered, setup and ready upon arrival to just about any destination. Weddings, camping trips, retreats, and events. It's like a vacation rental on wheels, anywhere you want it! I live and work from the road now, along with my wife, we travel the US and Canada about 6 to 9 months a year. We love travel, whether it's around the country in our RV, or overseas. Memories, knowledge, and experience are the "things" you get to take with you. "Stuff" is temporary. An entrepreneur and inventor at heart, I love to build and create. Life is full of opportunities, niches, concepts, and perspective. Figuring out what works and where value can be created and delivered is magical.

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