The Olson's Retirement RV Adventures travel blog

View from White Pass, leaving the Mt. Rainer area.

A lake below.

The lake (Lake Rimrock).

Change of terrain.

Horn Rapids Campground.

Our site.

Touring Sagagawea State Park.

Replicas of Lewis and Clark's canoes.

The confluence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers.

A memorial to the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

We are staying at Horn Rapids RV Resort in Richland WA. It is a very, very nice park. The word 'Resort' definitely describes the park. It is very hot and humid. We set up and sat in the air conditioning. We made a couple side trips to Fred Meyers (Kroger) and Big Lots.

If you haven't figured it out...there is some following of Lewis and Clark in our travels.

Richland, WA is where the Snake River and Columbia River meet (known as a confluence). Lewis and Clark followed the Snake River to the point where it met the Columbia. The Snake River today has many dams and lakes. Nothing resembles what they traveled. Our only side trip was to Sacajawea State Park. Named for the Shoshoni Indian woman who accompanied the Expedition. Lewis and Clark stayed at the confluence for two nights, exploring the area and trading with the friendly Native people before paddling down the Columbia to the Pacific Coast.

We went to the park in the morning before it got too hot. We were back at the motorhome by afternoon to keep cool.

Tomorrow we head to Idaho. Looks like they are also having the hottest days of their summer. Just a week ago we couldn't get above 74 degrees.

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