Cape Horn & Columbia River Gorge

Pari päivää sen jälkeen kun olin saapunut Washingtoniin, Teresa vei minut, Marriah'n ja Annin pienelle ajelulle. Aluksi ajoimme Vancouverista itään noin 40 minuuttia. Matkan varrella riitti minulle paljon ihmeteltävää, sillä tuntui aivan uskomattomalta nähdä viimein niin monta asiaa, jotka olin jo pitkään haaveillut näkeväni. Yksi niistä oli alla olevassa kuvassa näkyvä Mt. Hood.

A couple days after my arrival to Washington, Teresa took me, Marriah and Anni for a little drive. At first we drove from Vancouver to East for about 40 minutes. There was so much to see that I felt like I didn't know where to put my eyes. There were just so many things I'd wished to see for such a long time. One of them was Mt. Hood, which you can see in the photo below.


Pysähdyimme näköalapaikka Cape Hornilla. Se oli hassusti autotien reunalla, mutta sieltä oli kyllä upeat näkymät Columbia-joelle. Columbia River Gorge on upea, joten Cape Hornilla kannattaa kyllä pysähtyä, jos tuolla päin liikkuu. Oregonin puolella kulkee Columbia Historic Highway, jota pitkin ajellessaan voi myös ihailla maisemia. Cape Horn on Washingtonin puolella ja siihen on helpompi pysähtyä, jos haluaa hieman ihailla maisemia.

We stopped at a vantage point called Cape Horn. The place is weirdly right next to the road, but the views out to Columbia River were amazing. Columbia River Gorge is, like Anni said, GORGEous, so if you happen to be in the area, you should absolutely check it out. In Oregon you can take the Columbia Historic Highway that also allows you to admire the views.


Oregonin puolella maisemia voi ihastella myös Crown Pointilta, jossa on myös Vista House -museo. Viimeksi emme siellä käyneet, mutta olisi kyllä hauskaa päästä myös Crown Pointille katsomaan maisemia, sillä se on melko korkealla ja sieltä on varmasti hienot näkymät laaksoon.

In Oregon there's also a place called Crown Point, where you can go to take a look at this amazing view. There's also a museum called Vista House. We didn't go there last time, but it would be fun to drive up to Crown Point to see the views. I bet it's a perfect spot for having an overall look of the valley.


Cape Hornin alue muistutti minua kovasti lempisarjastani Twin Peaksista, ja ihmekös tuo, kun Washingtonissa olimme. Evergreen State pisti kyllä parastaan tuona päivänä, ja mutkittelevaa tietä katsoessani mieleeni tuli heti kohtaus Twin Peaksin pilottijaksosta. "Diane, 11:30 AM, February 24th. Entering the town of Twin Peaks, five miles south of the Canadian border, twelve miles west of the state line. I’ve never seen so many trees in my life."

The Cape Horn area reminded me a lot of my favorite tv show, Twin Peaks, and no wonder, since we were in Washington. On that day the Evergreen State truly offered me some sights I will never forget. As I was looking at the winding road, I immediately thought of a scene from the pilot episode of Twin Peaks. "Diane, 11:30 AM, February 24th. Entering the town of Twin Peaks, five miles south of the Canadian border, twelve miles west of the state line. I’ve never seen so many trees in my life."

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