If you have followed this blog for very long, you know that seeking out sunshine and warm weather borders on being a religion with me. This again was our goal on this trip, and the driest and warmest area I could find was the Columbia River Gorge. We drove up here today from Salem through Portland in record breaking rain. The further East we drove along the Columbia River the more the weather cleared. Our camping destination for the day ended up being Horsethief Lake State Park. As you can see from the photo, no rain, just blue skies and sunshine!This story also has a very interesting and personal coincidence. Jeanette and I were married 19 years ago on May 9th. For our Honeymoon we did a bicycle tour of the Columbia River Gorge, and Horsethief Lake State Park was one of the places we camped. I even think this is the same campsite we stayed in then. Click on this link for the Trip Journal report from that trip. We plan on staying here a couple of nights and then move to Memaloose State Park for a few days, another campground from our Honeymoon Trip.