Multnomah Falls and the Bonneville Dam
Last weekend, we took our kids to Multnomah Falls, which is a decent drive from home but not too bad. It’s one of hubby’s favorite places to go, and since we hadn’t been there in a while, it seemed like the thing to do – free entertainment for the day, less the cost of gas.
I couldn’t get far enough back to get a decent picture of the whole thing, but trust me: it’s a wondrous site to behold. It’s the tallest year-round waterfall in the nation. It’s actually a double waterfall; there’s a 542-foot one in the back, and then its pool has another 69-foot fall to the very bottom. Absolutely gorgeous.
The bridge is 105 feet from the bottom pool, so between the two falls.
After leaving the Falls, we went to the Bonneville Dam, which even though I’ve lived in this area my entire life, I’d never been to. There were quite a few interesting things to see, and I won’t be able to do an explanation justice, so if you’re interested in finding out more, I recommend just going to their site.
This was a defensive outpost during WWII.
Seahawk standing next to a retired turbine.
Munchkin inside the dam.
Seahawk inside the dam.
What’s the coolest natural site you’ve ever been to? Let me know in the comments!