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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
No Photos 20th May 2011 - Summer 2011
Day 34-McNary Lock & Dam

Day 34-Gorgeous day again-75 and hot. 75 seems hotter here than even in FL. Sun is really strong. Gets colder at night, down in the 40s.
Drove through Hermiston, OR, a pretty little town, lots of cattle and horse farms, but businesses, too. A few miles north we went to McNary Locks and Dam on the Columbia River that separates WA from OR. The Corps of Engineers has a nice visitor center and viewing room for when the Salmon are swimming upstream. They divert them so they don’t get stuck in the turbines and they have an interesting educational center that explains the whole thing. The viewing room has 4 panels looking into the river where you can watch the fish and a counter that lets them know how many went through. They tag some of them, weigh them and study them here too. There’s a fish hatchery and a spawning area, too. Of course, we’re about 3 weeks early so we saw a few swimming but they say the end of June there’s about 30,000 a day. Ate lunch we had packed on their grounds, which are really pretty, picnic tables, rest rooms, and shelters all in a pretty park above the dam so you get a great view. Then drove down to the beach on the Columbia River, again nice picnic areas.
Back to camp about 5PM and read and caught up on e-mails.

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