Sunday, June 24, 2012


If you are by the Oregon coast, a trip to the Tillamook Cheese Factory seems to be a compulsory stop.  We tasted some wonderful cheese and ate delicious ice cream.  But the Tillamook attraction that was really terrific was the Air Museum housed in a World War II Blimp hangar.  The old Navy Hangar used to house 8 dirigibles used for coastal patrol. We saw the structure from the road and it's sheer size was incredible.  Despite being a pilot, Colin doesn't usually like visiting air museums, but this one in Tillamook was fascinating.  With lots of history, an interesting museum filled with artifacts, cool old planes, and a structure that is so large, it makes you feel very tiny.  The hangar alone made it worth the visit.

Seeing Colin and the kids in front of the sliding doors, gives one a sense of how imposing the 120 foot doors really are.

Quite possible the ugliest airplane ever built?


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