Friday, June 13, 2014
Evergreen Aviation Museum!
Today, as a surprise, we took James to an early 4th birthday gift of the Evergreen Aviation Museum to see the Spruce Goose (which is actually made of birch, not spruce). James was SO excited to see all the airplanes, and Ellie was happy as a clam running around checking everything out. James really wanted to "go in the big plane!" so that is what we did. The spruce goose weighs 200 tons, has 8 engines, and is HUGE. Highlights of the day (for me) included sitting in the cockpit with Eliot (some nice couple asked us if we wanted to go on their tour with them), James figuring out the flight simulators, Watching all the kids run around the airplanes and fly in the airplane ride, and watching them all play together in the park. James couldn't believe there was even more airplanes every time he turned around. We were blessed to be joined in today's adventure by Papa, Mimi, Uncle Nathan, Aunt Lindy and cousins Levi and Asher. It was a fun group, though the place was so big we rarely saw one another! I also ran into my friend from the Chorale Ron, who works as a volunteer there as a former Marine. All in all, it was an excellent day. James Asked me if we could go back next year. :-)