Our first night was at a small little campground called Hillgard Junction State Park, exit 252 (still on I-84), just off the hwy about 10 miles west of La Grande. This is primitive and only $5.00. Very quiet right along the Grande Ronde River. This was over 300 miles from home so we were tired when we got there and slept very good listening to the rain all night long.
The trip along the Columbia River, on the north side (hwy 14) or the south side (I-84 or Old Hwy 30 is excellent too) is spectacular and if any of you are in the area it is well worth the trip. Below is a tug boat pushing four barges up the Columbia River. Picture taken about a month ago on the Washington side of river across from Hood River.
Sunrise on Columbia River, from the WA side across from Hood River. Behind the mountain is smoke from the wildfire in the Goldendale WA area.
I will eventually get better at adding the pictures, right now it's kind of a hit and miss/
Safe travels to all