Hi there Everyone,
Well, we are in McMinnville Oregon for three nights. It took us a couple days to get up here, but the ride was well worthwhile. We drove as far and Yreka on Thursday night, getting in around 11:30 PM. We had a very restfull night in the Walmart parking lot for the night. The next morning we passed through Ashland and had a wonderful Lunch with Karen and Mike. After that brief but enjoyable visit, we pushed through to Cottage Grove Oregon after having ice cream in Myrtle Point, home of the Safeway Ice Cream plant. We stayed once again in a Walmart parking lot, and found that once again very relaxing. Today, we arrived in McMinnville had some Mexican food for lunch and got settled in our camp site for three nights.
Once we got settled in, we went to the Evergreen Air and Space Museum which is only about 100 yards away from the RV park. WOW! That is about the only way to express the experience of this Museum. It is broken up into 3 buildings: The Air Museum, An IMAX theater and the Space Museum. Originally, the Air and space exhibits use to be in one building with the Spruce Goose. However, their number of exhibits far out-grew the single building, so a new space exhibit was opened in June of this year. It is phenominal. Most museums I would say, ".... If you are ever out this way, check it out!". Well in this case, I would say, this place is worth the trip regardless of where you are going. So, regardless of where you are, plan a trip to McMinnville and check this place out. As someone who has been lucky enough to see the Kennedy space center, and would say "I thought nothing inspired pride in Country, Space and Aviation like that place did"; The Evergreen Air and Space museum is in the same class as KSC. Check out some of the pictures attached. They are pictures of the dogs riding in the back of the truck; A Gemini Titan Booster used to loft Gemini Astronaughts into space, Carol Looking at a Luner Lander and Myself posed next to an Apollo Capsule being suspended from a helicopter as if it were being flown back to a carrier after a mission.