The Center had been closed since March, and when we saw that they were reopening last Thursday 9/17 we rearranged our schedule to attend. Very interesting organization and they are doing good work to promote endangered species.
One of the most interesting places we have visited this trip. I’ll do a separate post with more photos once we get home!
Shortly after we stopped to take the photo of the sailboat in the previous post, we stopped at a roadside park to take a photo of a covered bridge. The covered bridge paled in comparison to what was across the road!
I don’t even know what to call this. It was definitely a facade of some kind, but I’m not sure what it was hiding – the Google satellite view is inconclusive, and we didn’t cross the road to investigate. It was a little creepy, actually. But made for some interesting photographs! 😉
Someone appears to have a lot of time on their hands and a very active imagination!
One of my most-looked-forward-to stops was the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. The highlight of the visit was getting to see Howard Hughes’ H-4 Hercules aircraft, most commonly known as the “Spruce Goose.”
Wikipedia has a good summary of the aircraft and how it ended up in Oregon for anyone who is interested.
Remarkably, this is probably one of the clearest photos I got of the actual coast of Oregon. Taken near the Cape Mears Lighthouse. Fortunately, this pretty much matches what I thought the coast would look like, so I wasn’t too disappointed. Although I will be happy to try again on a future visit!