The first day we arrived in Portland our friend took us for a tour of the city. There are some real nice houses in Portland including some on the Columbia River.
These are floating houses. Can you imagine what it’s like when a boat goes by and your house starts rocking? Also I guess it makes a difference how you arrange your house so it doesn’t list to one side. We also visited the Pittock Mansion,
which is the oldest house on Portland. It is a bit more than a house as you can see.
The next day we all piled into the car and headed on over to Mt Saint Hellens. You may remember the eruption of this volcano in 1980.
There is still evedence of the devestation
but it is recovering a lot faster than most thought.
You can see the crater in the mountain that blew out.
Yesterday we visited the Evergreen Air Museum. This is the new home of Howard Hughe’s Spruce Goose.
We saw it many years ago when it was in Long Beach and now here it is in McMinnville, Oregon along with a lot of other cool stuff.
We moved today to Ft Stevens State Park in Oregon.
This is right next to Astoria where the movies The Goonies was based and filmed. This is one of Landen’s favorite movies so I thought he would get a kick out of seeing some of the locations in the movie here.