Tuesday, August 14, 2012
If you have reached this blog looking for the Little Green Truck.... we are not updating the blog any more. The "Little Green Truck" is now on facebook. Please "friend" us there for updates on our travels. We are now in Nova Scotia, headed to Newfoundland.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
While we were in Oregon I wanted to go see the Spruce Goose but got sidetracked the first day in Tillamook. This town on the very northwest coast of Oregon is famous for the Tillamook cheese that you can buy everywhere. We got sidetracked here,not because of cheese but, because of blimps. Tillamook is home to one of the few blimp hangers left in the US and is the largest wooden structure in the world. It is HUGE!! It is 1,072 ft long, 296 ft wide and 192 ft high. It covers 7 acres and the doors on each end are 120 ft high. .. Museum..The US Navy built 17 of these hangers in1942 with two being built at NAS Tillamook.The second was completed in 27 days, but was burned in 1992 and the one left now houses one of the top five privately owned aircraft collection in the nation with over 30 warbirds that are still flying. A very interesting place.
After leaving the museum we saw a sign that read…. Munson Falls Natural Area. It was a nice afternoon so we thought.. lets check it out. After about 10 minutes on a narrow gravel road we thought that this was a mistake. The end of the road came soon after that with a small turnaround and parking area. We got out and started down a narrow path through a rainforest. Trees dripping with moss and many different ferns and flowers along side a narrow creek. About 15 minutes walk and the trail ended with a beautiful view of a neat 100 ft high waterfalls. Really cool and interesting place.
The next day we traveled to McMinnville OR and the Evergreen air & Space Museum.. Evergreen.. that is home to the famous Hughes H-4 Hercules, better known as the Spruce Goose. It is bigger than you can believe and is housed in a huge building and it dwarfs all the other planes that are there. The museum is really neat with many airplanes in one building and outside and many NASA and space related displays in another building. There is also an IMAX theater there that has 2 or 3 different shows every day. Both museums were very interesting.They also had an art show going on with many weird metal sculptures. Very unique and wonderful.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
The Little Green Truck considered it more of a challenge than an award since the idea was to list 10 things that we love.
2. each other
3. family, friends and traveling companion, Grizzly
4. traveling with the Little Green Truck
5. meeting new and interesting people
6. seeing wildlife
7. seeing God's beautiful outdoors.
8. reading a good book
9. fixing a gourmet meal together
Since it was answers for both of us, chocolate ended up #10, had it just been for me it might have moved up to #4. It's hard to say, most of that depends on how long I have been without chocolate. But we both agree that we enjoy meeting the people through our travels. They are giving us some great memories to hold on to for the time that we are no longer able to travel. Thank you all for entering our lives, especially the ones with which we have managed to keep in touch. Hopefully when you read this you will take the challenge and think of ten things you love and if there are any people on the list..... tell them... and pass it on.