Sunday, October 18, 2015

Hood River and The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum...





 We started out in Hood River at the Fall Festival. The girls thought the pumpkin carving was pretty cool! Dominic had fun running around in circles..

Then it was into the crafting tents to see what was going on in there. Arianna found the Indian Sauce stuff..and loved all the stuff she tried however she didn't try the hot sauce..So Nik decided to try it for her...



 Yeah..He says he'll never try that again! LOL!! Poor guy! It decided to have a good rain come thru so we hid out for a bit and then thankfully before long the rain stopped. We decided to head up to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum and so glad we did. Had a great time there with the kids. Looking forward to a few more trips up that way (thank you Groupon for the great deal on a membership!).

 In front of the museum..

Then it was inside to see what else they had going on. We started in the very back and worked our way forwards, you know, because why not?! The kids found the Columbia Mammoth.



 We had some dress up time as well in the Oregon trail area...



I told Nik to smile for us...and got this instead...
Which of course cracks all the kids up every time they see it..I might have to print this one and put it on our family and friends photo wall!
Dominic and Sophia were having a great talk..I just wish I knew what he was saying to her. They both found it pretty funny! The view from the back of the museum is pretty cool as well...
It's been a few years since I've  been out of the "green" section of Oregon and I forgot how pretty the difference can be between the different area's in Oregon. The Gorge is so pretty to visit. Think we may have to do some traveling that way again next summer (we'd planned on trying to do it this summer but didn't get a chance).
Some more pictures from around the center...



and some more pictures of the kids.


We had a really nice time and so glad to have a day off to spend with our friends! Already discussing another trip up that way and adding in a couple more stops.