On one of the rainy days, we visited the town of Tillamook (home of the famous Tillamook Cheese Factory). We didn't visit the cheese factory this time, but instead chose to check out the AIR MUSEUM!!! What's cooler than planes??
I had no idea that the museum building was actually a hanger that was built during WWII to house 9 helium blimps!!
We watched a video that told all about the history of it's building.
- It was made from WOOD, since all the steel was being used to build ships and such.
- It is 190' high! with no supports in the middle.
- They actually built 2 of these hangers, the second in just 9 months! However, the first burnt to the ground after it had been used to store hay.
This is one of my favorites as well.
OK, THIS IS AWESOME!!! I could have watched Dwight and the boys play football every day. It's so fun to have the boys old enough to understand the game, work different plays, sack the quarterback, throw amazing passes ... The cheerleader in me came out again in a big way. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE watching this!
YEAH! Get him, Burnell!
What's a windy beach without a kite??? And see how bright and sunny it was ... AGAIN?? We were so blessed with so many sunny days.
"Has anyone seen my legs??"
"Aahhhh!!! There's a fly on my face!!"
"I'll get it!!!", Mama grins and ... Whack!!! (Vienna liked trying to get the flies, too)
That's quite the race-car!
I took TONS of photos of this darling little model who gave me dozens of photo ops! Typically, she was looking at the sand (or eating it!), but here is a fun moment of sheer joy where she's looking at me. :-) Enjoying the sand between her toes, running from waves ... sheer delight!
The sand also makes a life-size canvas for drawings ... and tic-tac-toe! Daddy's the best!
Our final WAHOO was to build a SAND CITY! We all pitched in. Dwight manned the building of the massive moat and city wall, while the rest of us worked on the "castle."
Isn't it rad? (to use of term from my era)
Washing all the bedding and sandy clothes took us back to a Tillamook laundromat. We filled 5 triple loaders and a couple double loaders. Yeyeah! I could use some of these in my house, baby.
Final parting shot of the morning, as the sun came up over the beach house and illuminated God's great handiwork. Bye-bye sand and ocean. You were marvelous neighbors.