First Impressions: North American, outside of a housing development with duplexes and the like. I think that’s a No Trespassing sign on the chainlink fence down there.
Looking around: Impression not abated with a quick gander around. There seems to be some mild hilliness so we could be in Idaho or Colorado. This part of town seems to be older-younger, by which I mean, the architecture looks like it was made in the late 80s and 90s, possibly even as far back as the 70s, but is in an established area. Nothing looks super new or trendy. But it’s not the flat ranch style common to the 60s and early 70s.
We are the corner of W 7th St and Snipes Avenue.
Could we be in South Carolina? Columbia Cinemas?
The area code is 541.
There’s a port area. Huh, that doesn’t seem like South Carolina, because SC’s Columbia is smack in the middle of the state. There’s a lake next to it, but I kinda doubt that’s the port they mean.
As soon as I started heading towards the port area, everything got super gritty and glare-y. In Geoguessr terms, this usually means a place was scouted out on the first pass, but not a second pass and it’s usually somewhere in the boondocks. But we’re clearly in some suburb or small city.
Ah, a sign for The Dalles. Right. You’d think that a girl living in the Pacific Northwest would think of THAT Columbia first. Clearly, we’re by the Columbia River Gorge.
Still, that means that I’m gonna have to narrow this down, since Columbia is the river and not the town. Looks like we’re on the 30.
And where the 30 and the 84 piggyback each other and turn into Portland’s city center.
Looks like we are out by the Columbia River Gorge’s scenic area, since that’s where the 84 and 30 split and join up again.
Nope, I’m wrong…Port of the Dalles, next exit. Scooches eastward on the map to check out the area around The Dalles.
And there’s Snipe St (says Snipe Ave on the sign though) and W 7th and the Columbia Cinemas. 🙂
2.8 meters off. That’s more like it. 🙂
The Dalles has to be the first place I’ve geoguessed that I’ve actually been to, or at least, passed through. I’ve driven within a mile or two of our pin, if I’m right. (Well, my mother drove actually. It was a trip to Portland and we drove along the Columbia River.)
The Dalles refers to a series of rapids on the river that required the mostly French fur companies of the time to stop and transship their fur goods. Sometimes people would try to shoot the rapids but they didn’t fare so well. If you’ve played The Oregon Trail, you might recall the part where you have to go down the river and dodge rocks? That’s THIS part right here.