July 24, 2013

Adventuring towards Seattle (6/19/13)

It has taken me quite some time to blog my way through all the fun adventures we took while Pops and Janet were visiting. 

First stop of the day was The Yellow Dog so we could pick up coffee.  Then it was on to the totally awesome Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum-home to the Spruce Goose- in McMinnville, Oregon.  Since we also wanted to spend some time checking out Mt. Saint Helens, we chose to only tour the outside exhibits. Someday we will go back!

This museum is a huge complex with several large buildings to explore.  There is also much to see outside.  We wondered from plane to plane.

This is a picture of the Wings and Waves Waterpark.  The building is topped by a B747-100 aircraft and it is described as an educational waterpark.  There is also a waterslide that exits the plane.  I think it would be a fun place to visit.

The Chapel.

Touring through the tanks.

The older kiddies really wanted to check out the playground...

Together at the very top of the space ship.

The we motored on to the Mount Saint Helens Visitors Center.   If the weather would have cooperated we would have been able to view Mt. Saint Helens in the picture below, but alas we just had to imagine it there.

Hmmm... words fail me.

Pops and the littlest man.

I really enjoyed learning about Mt. Saint Helens.

 "At 8:32 Sunday morning, May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted and blew down or scorched 230 square miles of forest...30 years later, recovery at Mount St. Helens continues... Read more..."     http://www.fs.usda.gov/mountsthelens 

What a fun filled, educational day.  We spent the night in Kent, Washington.  Stay tuned for my version of  "Adventuring in Seattle".

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