We left the Seattle area this morning for a 225 mile drive south on I-5 to Salem, the capitol of Oregon. We want to see the Portland area, but there didn’t seem to be many good RV parks there so we chose to go about 30 miles to the south and stay in Salem. We have a nice concrete site at the Hee Hee Illahee RV, resort just north of the city. We asked about the name and the young man who checked us in said the park is tribal owned (we’re not sure what tribe) and he had done some research on it. The name is based on a Native American language that only has about a hundred words, with context altering the meaning of those words. The name roughly translates to “fun place to be”.
As we passed through Portland we were treated to some great views of Mt. Hood to the east.
We booked our site for a week, with an option for a second week. It appears that there is a lot to see around here and we want some time to sit and relax a bit, so we will probably stay put for the next two weeks. More on that later.