Vancouver Waterfront Park

So last Sunday I got out to check out the new Vancouver Waterfront Park. I have been over there earlier but now they have it finished and plant have had chance to grow. The new fountain is finally done and it looks great. Grant St. Pier is getting good foot traffic and continue to draw weddings. Several more restaurants are open including the fish and chip place. More should be coming soon. Overall this will be a great addition to downtown Vancouver waterfront.

Plankhouse at Ridgefield

I got a chance to get up to Ridgefield National Widlife Refuge to the reconstructed Cathlapotle Plankhouse. The Chinookan style plankhouse is based on what Lewis and Clark would have seen when they visited the Cathlapotle village. Lewis and Clark noted the village had 14 ceder plankhouses. The building is 37 feet by 78 feet and normally during the summer is open to visitors on the second Sunday of the month.

I continue to try and track down what there might be to see in the area related to the original inhabitants. We did a very good job of wiping out all traces of the native population.