Saturday, October 6, 2012

10/1/12– Evergreen Air Museum–McMinnville, OR

On Monday, October 1st we drove to McMinnville, OR to visit the Evergreen Air Museum which is the home of Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose. 

It takes up a large portion of this building.

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This photo shows just a small portion of the Spruce Goose.

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The museum has several other airplanes on display inside the building as well as outside.

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This shows one side of the Spruce Goose which has four engines on each wing.

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Ken’s looking at one of the exhibits.

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Some information about the early years of the Spruce Goose.

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Control panels take up much of the room in the flight deck.

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Ken is sitting in the pilot’s seat.

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One of the outside exhibits.

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This 747 was converted to be a water slide park at the facility.10

As we returned to Lincoln City, we saw this truck in a tree.

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Once we got back to Lincoln City, we went to the boondocking area at the casino where Ken and Joanne were parked for the night.  We visited with them for a couple of hours before returning to our RV for the night.

1 comment:

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