This morning, we left National Geographic Sea Bird anchored at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Our destination was Walla Walla, Washington. The local saying is, “the town is so nice, they named it twice.” Our visits included Fort Walla Walla, Three Rivers Winery, and the Whitman Mission Site. We successfully dodged the moisture-laden clouds that dusted the mountains to the east of us with a late spring snow. It was a beautiful backdrop to our day of exploration.