Today we arrived at our new home for 3 months, Robins Island, 40 miles east of Portland on the Columbia River. Many of you already know that we are going to be Natural Resource volunteers with the Army Corps of Engineers at the Bonneville Lock and Dam through October. We report for orientation Wednesday, so we have one more day before we go back to work. We have high hopes this will be more fun than our real jobs were!
Unfortunately, Oregon is still having a heat wave, so it is around 100 here today. We met one of the other volunteers and he said this was only supposed to last a few days. In fact last Friday he said it was only in the 70’s.
Our site is very nice, with good views of the river and mountains. There are only 7 volunteer sites here, no public campground, so it is very quiet. Having water, electric and sewer at our site for 3 months is going to spoil us. This is a great location, being so close to Portland to the west and Mt. Hood to the east. We hope to explore the area on our days off.
If any of you happen to be near Portland while we are here, let us know. We would love to have visitors!