On Sunday afternoon we turned left out our driveway and headed north to the town of Northport.
We followed our road to highway 25 and turned right headed for Northport. Northport is just shy of 10 miles to Canada.
Northport was given its name since it was once the northernmost town on the Spokane Falls and Northern Railway. It was officially incorporated on June 1, 1898 but has a history stretching back to the 1880s when it was a port and shipbuilding center for steamboat services running northwards into British Columbia during construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, related to its location at a stretch of the Columbia known as the Little Dalles, a rapids and narrows that was a barrier to navigation and which also was an alternate name for Northport itself. In 2010 the census of Northport registered 295 people.
We had a meal at the River Town Grill.
We crossed the bridge over the Columbia River.
Sometime in the near future we’ll follow the highway all the way to Canada and check out some of the towns close by like Rossland, Trail and Nelson. Nelson is where the movie Roxanne was filmed. (Steve Martin)
On the way back home we stopped to take some photos of the Columbia River.
At this spot we recognized the property across the river and the structures at the top of the slope. Our Eastern Washington kids got married on that property in 2015. I zoomed in to make sure it was the spot.
Flash back to June 30, 2015.
Home again, home again, jiggety jig.
We hope to have many more day trips in the future to learn more about our new part of the state.
Mother’s day plans here are going to be last minute and flexible as our kids are still pretty much homebound. The guys are prepped and ready to barbecue something for a meal on Sunday for all the usual suspects.