Tillamook, Oregon

July 13, 2016

DSC_0660 DSC_0665 DSC_0673 DSC_0675 DSC_0676 DSC_0679 DSC_0696 DSC_0697 DSC_0712 DSC_0713 DSC_0745 DSC_0762 DSC_0763 DSC_0772 DSC_0775 DSC_0780 DSC_0784 DSC_0788So, last week while my in laws were in town, we went on an exciting day trip to another Coast City: Tillamook, Oregon. This was the last lengthy day trip, we will be doing while we are here.  We will be driving forty hours (in two cars) in a few weeks, so time to start mentally preparing for that. We had a wonderful day in Tillamook.  Here’s the easy breakdown of our day.

  1. The Tillamook Cheese Factory– This place was really fun.  You can watch the cheese being made and processed, sample it, and we ate ice cream there.  They also sell cheese products and grilled cheese.  The boys were really impressed with the way the cheese seemed to be on a “roller coaster.” I had to pull Liam out of the sample line, because he kept sneaking back into line. They do have REALLY good cheese.
  2.  It was raining, so we decided to visit the Tillamook Air Museum this originally sounded boring to me.  I’m so glad we ended up going though, it was amazing!  It’s home to World War II vehicles. The kids were able to climb inside and explore. We watched a 16 minute video that explained the rich history of the museum.  It was a really, really neat experience. I’m so glad we went. 
  3. Kelly’s Marina– this is slightly out of Tillamook, but so worth the extra drive. For 99.00, you can rent a boat for two hours and crab fish. We had a blast!!  We only caught one legal crab, but they will prepare it for you at Kelly’s, and that’s included in the 99.00 you pay at the start of your trip.  It’s a cool little spot with beer, fresh seafood, and memories to be made. Liam enjoyed throwing his crab pod off the dock and pulling it back up with dad! 

Tillamook was such a fun place for a unique Oregon day.  If I could do it again the only thing I would have changed would be picking supplemental foods for the Marina. They have some chips and the crab you catch.  Packing items to supplement your crab would be smart!   

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    1. We are going to have to try that crabbing adventure when Peter is a little older!

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