Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Maryhill, Washington
Peach Beach Campground

Yesterday morning we just weren't ready to leave Ken and Phyllis.  I emailed the RV park, as they don't open until 11 am, to say we wanted to extend our stay a day.

Ken had already said we'd go out for breakfast.  You should have seen his face light up when we said we decided to stay another day.  He knew where to go in that small town for a good breakfast.  I always love the local places that aren't a big chain.  

He suggested taking us to the High Desert Museum--Wildlife and Living History.  Phyllis had a client to see, so she wasn't able to join us.  Of course that sounded like someplace we'd enjoy.  I'll mention this to my RV readers that they have separate parking for RV's and buses. 

Ken and Bill have the same interests.  

Besides all the beautiful sculptures outside, I knew Bill would enjoy this museum when we saw this by the entrance doors.  

This museum is an indoor/outdoor one.

The museum staff has a sense of humor in their signage.

There is a 1904 Miller family ranch and sawmill.

You can see where they must have people exhibiting the blacksmith and sawmill but maybe they only do them in the summer or weekends.

I don't believe we've seen a museum about the logging/sawmills before.

I had to take a photo of this guy in the Desertarium.

How do you like this authentic tepee?

 What do you think of the inside with a folding chair?

Bill and Ken never run out of things to talk about.

There was a TV playing in the exhibit.

I don't know if you can tell what was playing but it was the Lone Ranger.

Here's the map of the exhibits from the brochure.

When we got to the Spirit of the West Gallery, Frank Graham was just starting a tour.  He said it would take about 30-45 minutes.  I'm sorry I didn't get any more photos once he started.  He was excellent and really covered everything.  Not one person left the group and he talked much longer than anticipated.

I highly recommend this Smithsonian affiliate if you are ever in Bend.

We stopped back at the coach to check with the RV park about our extending.  Phyllis had invited us for dinner so we had an hour before we drove over.

 Here's the rest of their family--Daisy, Holly and Drew.

Phyllis is dedicated to Energy Healing which doesn't begin to explain all that she is qualified to do.  Check out her website at www.zoneworks.org. 

We became believers of dowsing in a few minutes.

Energy really works, and she proved it.

We ended up staying so long that it was dark out.  Ken drove our truck back to the RV park and Phyllis followed in their truck.  

We miss them already.  

Bill drove up US highway 97 today.  It was a beautiful drive and perfect weather.  It was 48 degrees when we left this morning, but by the time we arrived in Maryhill it was very warm.

We had a lot of trees in this park but Bill managed to slip the coach into a back in that didn't have as many.

This is our view of the Columbia River out our living room window.

Since it was early in the day, we took a drive along the Columbia Gorge Scenic Area.  

Many years ago we took a paddle wheel cruise on the Columbia River, but it didn't look as pretty as it did today.

The reason we stopped here was that Ken and Phyllis told us about Stonehenge.  

I had no idea it was here.  

Now that I think about it, I can't think of anyplace that honored those lost in World War I.

From the hill we could see the RV park along the river.

It was a beautiful day, but Bill and I both said we're really tired.  Usually when we have a drive day, we save the sightseeing for the following day.  

Bedtime will be early tonight.

Turtle Safely.........


  1. Some great time with friends and wonderful sights you are enjoying on your journey, such a fun time.

  2. Interesting post, love the sign.

    1. There were different signs everywhere but very humorous.

  3. Nice to visit with special friends as well as seeing old and new things.
    Be Safe and Enjoy your travels!

    It's about time.

  4. HAHAHA...love the no feeding sign.
    We love the Columbia Gorge Scenic Area. So much beauty in one place.
    There is a replica of Stonehenge in the Texas Hill country. Never heard of this one.

  5. Hi Daisy, Holly and Drew! You are so cute


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