Monday, August 20, 2007

Vacation Days~

Well we are heading out of town until school starts. Going to CA to visit family and soak up the sun. We haven't had much of a summer this year so I'm looking forward to some heat, swimming in the warm ocean, taking long beach walks and wiggling my toes in the sand.
But recently we went camping at our Oregon coast and on the way, we ran across a the new Tillamook Forest Center. If you are any where near ...I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!
It is 100% interactive for every age level, sited on the Wilson River in the Tillamook Forest and FREE!! There is a movie on the run of forest fires they had way back when and how they recovered and re-planted the forest to make it the beauty it is today. My favorite part was the message board that anyone can leave a message on if they know of anyone or if they themselves participated in the fire fighting or rebuilding of the forest. Things to do: Hike along the river, walk over the bridge, sit on balcony over looking river, climb replica of look out tower, watch movie, learn about plant & animal life that inhabit different stages of forest growth, hear talks on insects, learn about people who experienced the Tillamook Forest burns and their stories. GO!!

7 comments:

kbeeps said...

Oh how awesome - I didn't know that was finished yet? I drove by while they were building it... looks like a totally fun place!

Have a great vacation!

MamaZuzi said...

I didn't realize you were on vacation. Well... when you return your hydrangea cards will be waiting on your desk! Sorry it took so long. Enjoy your vacation. I had 2 weeks in July and I'm ready for more already!

Norma said...

Sue,
Going on vacation Wed the 22nd. Time will fly by I'm sure but I'm going to be mindful of every moment. I look forward to your beautiful cards and don't worry over the timing. It happens when it happens. All is well.

Felicia said...

What a lovely place.

Carley said...

Have fun and please take a dip in the ocean for me. i want to go soo bad. and keep in touch if you get a chance..

Jessica said...

Have a great time in CA!! If you're in escondido let me know!

Jessica said...

Hope you're having a blast in my neck of the woods! Can't wait to see your vacation photos when you return!