Saturday, June 30, 2012

Terrific Tillamook!

Tillamook Air Museum

While on the Oregon coast, we took a trip to the town of Tillamook.  It's famous in this area for its cheese, so we had to visit the factory.  We visited their pioneer museum seeing countless stuffed and preserved animals and lots of old fashioned household and farm equipment.  Then we went to the Air Museum.  It's housed in an old blimp hangar and showcases many old war planes and vehicles.  Did you know that our military used blimps during World War II for scouting, antisubmarine patrols and photographic reconaissance?  This place in Tillamook was one of their bases.  
The cheese factory was interesting.  We watched how our favorite cheddar cheese is sliced, weighed and packaged by an assembly line of people and machines working together.  
A display of eggs at the Pioneer muesum.

Tillamook Cheese Factory

The kids got free ice cream at the cheese factory.  They make ice cream too, which I had forgotten.



Air museum roof.  This hangar is enormous


ceiling of the hangar


outside the hangar

Inside the guppy, a blimpy looking cargo plane used for hauling equipment.

The outside of the hangar




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