We had a very nice drive from Cascade Locks and the next day went to the Oregon Trail National Interpretive Center (I like to call it a walk through history) set on a hill overlooking the ruts from when settlers who followed Lewis and Clark drove their wagons through the valley on their way to the Pacific.
Westward migration had already begun by trappers and on the ocean by sea going explorers. What Lewis and Clark did was map the territory for the settlers to use in the westward migration.
We caught them early in the day as some nice people like Nancy were setting up a recreation of a settlers campsite. Scraccle Queen asked if the dresses were hot. Nancy explained thatr the blousieness of the frontier dresses acted as a cooler as the wind blew through them and it was kind of being like a walking swamp cooler.
My favorite picture from the campsite was of this man and little girl.
The museum at the center featured so great exhibits and movies about the area. This picture is a very small portion of a hugh mural on one of the walls.