Historic Hood River
You’ll have to work a little for this one but I think it is worth it. A while back an HHR reader sent me a photo his grandparents had taken on their honeymoon in 1923. They took a rail trip from their home in Missouri, stopping in Portland for an excursion on the Columbia River Highway which included a stopover in Hood River. Now he has sent me the diary pages his Grandmother penned starting August 13, 1923, for your reading pleasure. This is the first hand account of a tourist on the Columbia River Highway in its early days. I especially enjoy the discussion over dinner at the Columbia Gorge Hotel, but you’ll have to read it to enjoy!