Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Spruce Goose

We went to see the Spruce Goose the worlds largest wooden float plane.

The museum had a lot to see like the SR-71 below and a lot of interactive stuff for the kids and adults.

Old missile silos and a part of the wall from East Germany.

Patrick and Hannah under the Spruce Goose Wing

Mt. Hood

One thing the kids love to do is go to Mt. Hood and play in the snow. We hiked Beacon rock earlier and then drove up the mountain watching the thermometer go from 76 degrees down to 48 degrees.

While in the lodge, someone started talking with Patrick because of his Georgia Bulldogs sweatshirt and found out that they had moved from Savannah a couple of years earlier and were at Mt. Hood showing relative around that have come to visit from Vidalia GA.

Us in front of Timberline Lodge.

This is one of the areas where the water from the snow melt comes down. Every once in a while, they have to rebuilt the road way and bridge at this section because it gets washed away.

Hiking Beacon Rock

JoAnna had never been to Washington State so we headed over to hike Beacon Rock. It was mentioned and sketched in Lewis and Clark's journals.
It was a good hike. The trail has been well maintained and isn't really hard.

The views were amazing and we weren't at the highest point in the gorge.

Grandma Cindy and Patrick, then with Hannah and Grandpa Ray down below.

Patrick and Hannah.

A video on the trail.
All of us at the top before heading back down.

Oregon's Capital Salem

On the trip, we went to the capital of Oregon, Salem. Hannah had done an Oregon State project at the end of the school year. We had a great time making a cookie of the state for all the kids in the class to eat.

The roses and the cherry trees were beautiful.

Hannah and JoAnna.

Patrick and JoAnna.