Next week my good friend Bob and I are heading down the mighty Columbia River, which begins in Canada, runs through Eastern Washington than along the Oregon and Washington borders. We are going to put in at Columbia Point Marina Park, in Richland Washington. We are going to take 7 days to work our way to Austria, Oregon discovering places for boat in dining. We will also do a little fishing while we are at it. One of the more exciting parts of this trip is going through locks at 4 different dams along the Columbia River. McNary is the first followed by John Day, The Dalles and finally Bonneville.