Saturday, June 4, 2016

Viva heads to the Columbia River Gorge - Crown Point.

After visiting Chanticleer Point it was time for our next stop.

We arrive at Vista House/Crown Point!

Off we go

Lots to investigate!

"Did you see this view?!"

Lots to see

I haven't been here in over 20 years and the house is much smaller than I remember.

The Vista house is a beautiful building!

Sam Lancaster was the chief engineer for the Columbia River Highway back in 1913

There were a lot of people here and Viva did really well with ignoring them.  I constantly reinforced her behavior choice with high value food and lots of praise.  I also made sure to give space where I could and breaks so she wasn't overwhelmed by the people.

Lots of beautiful stained glass

Viva can hear the people inside the house. 
She was curios which was good behavior - no growling or barking.

The Vista House is a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

Watching the hawks.  There are a lot of them in the gorge!

We sit and play a game of "Find it" to give her a break from the environment.  This game helps me to gauge how stressed she is in the environment.  If Viva is to stressed out she won't play the game. 

She found the one on my knee!

Amazing views from Crown Point

More stained glass

People were arriving with dogs so we needed to move away.  We find a nice look out spot on a picnic table.

Another view looking west - towards Portland.

Nice photo before we head out!

A few more sniffs

Time to go to our next stop!

Stay tuned as our next stop is an amazing one!


  1. Beautiful photos of both scenery and Viva! I can't believe how well she's doing and how much progress she's made. I like the check-in with her about stress levels by using "find-it."

    1. She sure has made a lot of progress! She's such a sweet girl and she's doing well. We had a lot of fun on this trip and yes the scenery was amazing!