We had lunch and visited with the minister and his wife who were instrumental during my high school years. Their home in the non-profit Willamette View offers diverse programs and beautiful views. Interestingly to me, their large campus includes land on River Road where my maternal grandparents lived.

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls

At our first stop on this trip in Needles, our water filter failed. Since then we have made a few stops looking for a replacement and have not been successful. We decided to seek a Camping World and were rewarded with an option to purchase a two pack. Because we were Interstate 84 and about halfway to Multnomah Falls, we decided to visit this iconic Oregon waterfall. It is the second highest year-round waterfall in the continental United States. The upper falls cascade 543 feet and the lower falls 69 feet. It was cooler being near the Falls. Who would have known that the Portland temperature would be higher than Phoenix. The air quality is very poor because of smoke from area forest fires.