Monday, August 13, 2012
Oregon Coast Vacation Part 1
This year we decided to rent a mini van for our Oregon coast vacation. I'm not big on mini vans but boy was this one nice. 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan. Three rows of seating worked great with the kids, dogs and all our junk. I loved driving it and did the most driving I have ever done on any of our vacations. My aunt Lee said it was like riding in a limo. Anyways, we drove to my grandfather's house in Salem. Where he took the kids to get pizza and play games at Pietro's. Owen won 1000 tickets on one game then it took them a long time to pick out their prizes. The following day we all loaded up in the van and headed to Silver Falls National Park for a picnic and some sight seeing. It was a beautiful day and a nice drive in the country. The next day was a busy one. We drove to McMinnville, Oregon to the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and the Wings & Waves Water park. I think Mike was in Heaven, man did we see airplanes. We had a nice time walking around looking at all the different planes then we explored the space museum with Apollo 11 and a lot of other things. As if that wasn't enough for one day, we also went to the new water park full of indoor fun. Water slides, a wave pool, water play area and more. WOW!!
Grandpa and the kids at Silver Falls National Park
Grandpa, Mike and kids with the dogs at Silver Falls
Alysha, Bella and Aunt Lee at the Silver Falls Park
Mike & Ashley by an airplane in front of the Evergreen Aviation Museum.
Mike boarding the Spruce Goose at the Evergreen Aviation Museum
Alysha and the Spruce Goose at the Evergreen Aviation Museum
Ashley and Owen in the kids' area at the Evergreen Aviation Museum
Alysha in the kids' area at the Evergreen Aviation Museum
Owen at the Evergreen Space Museum
Kids in front of the Apollo 11 at the Evergreen Space Museum
Kids at the play ground at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Kids with Smokey the Bear at the Evergreen Wings and Waves Water Park
The girls with grandpa at the Evergreen Wings and Waves Water Park
At the Evergreen Wings and Waves Water Park
Getting measured at the Evergreen Wings and Waves Water Park
The cool play area at the Evergreen Wings and Waves Water Park
Alysha about to get really wet!