Turtle Bay Exploration Park
After having a typically awful free continental breakfast at the Bad Choice Inn (uh, Stage Stop Inn), we hit the road again and drove ninety minutes north to Turtle Bay Exploration Park. What a cool place to stop with kids. Kaylie and Emmett ran over Sundial Bridge (with glass bottom) while a few fishermen below tried catching salmon from their small motor boats.
The bridge is actually a giant sundial. The sundial casts a shadow down on a series of numbers on the ground, telling you the time.
I think the highlight was finding a big ol' dead salmon on the river bank. Kaylie reached into its mouth and took a couple teeth for her souvenier. The teeth are now lost in my car somewhere.
There's also an indoor/outdoor musuem next to the bridge. It was new looking and had enough to keep kids busy for at least a few hours. We ran through the inside and then walked over to the outdoor area to check out some animals. Only we never made it to the animals becuase Kaylie got into rock stacking. And then Emmett got into some water. And then we all got hangry (hungry and angry). Dragged the kids back to the car and picked up some sandwiches.
Back on the road! Matt and Jack had already picked up the rv and all they with them had were 4 bags of clothes and the bedspread that came with the rv. We had all the rest of the living gear, so we had to hustle on to Oregon to meet them.
Next few hours were spent driving through the mountains in the rain. Pretty drive at least. Oh, have I mentioned how Emmett was awake this whole drive? No napping?
I'll be sharing our travel plans, some reviews, cooking ideas (because I know you are all jealous of my easy-bake oven), and ... oh who am I kidding?! I'll be lucky to get our photos posted!