We just returned from a week-long river cruise in the Northwest United States. This is the first time we've taken a cruise and must admit it was very nice! There were lots of historical outings planned as the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery story plays prominently in this area as well as other local places of interest. The food was fantastic and, best of all, we didn't have to do any driving!
I'll share some of the highlights.
We spent the relaxing week on the the American Cruise Lines America West, a small riverboat with working paddlewheel.
There are numerous locks and dams on the Snake and Columbia Rivers. It was so interesting watching the locking process. I was surprised how quickly the river boat can go through! It really is an engineering marvel!