Road Trip: Day 4: Portland to Albany

Day 4 Charge Level Map
Day 4 Charge Level Map

Today we had a delicious home-made breakfast with our friends in Portland, then we all traveled southwest to McMinville to see the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, where we spent most of the day. Trish took some pictures — we’ll probably upload some later. They house the “Spruce Goose”, which is the largest aircraft ever built. It really was immense. Unfortunately the fee for entering the museum doesn’t include getting to enter more than a tiny little portion of the aircraft — that’s another $25 per person. We elected not to do that.

Their collection of spacecraft was very interesting. It is quite amazing the size of some of those things. I was particularly amazed at the size of the lunar module used in the Apollo missions!

After the museum we did a quick charge in McMinville then drove south toward Albany. We did another quick charge in Monmouth (which we didn’t really need, but I like checking out each charger). The LEAF mapped its address wrong so we had trouble finding it until we looked at PlugShare again. From there we cruised on to Trish’s friend’s house in Albany.

Day 5 Route
Day 5 Route

Tomorrow we will continue southward to Eugene. There are a couple quick chargers we’ll stop at to check out along the way. Then we’ll go hiking on Spencer Butte. If we get down from there okay, we’ll stop to get some groceries and then go check out our first campsite! That will be very exciting.

Hopefully we’ll be able to get decent Internet connectivity from the campsite (depends on our cell service) and will be able to update like we have been so far. If not… well, we’ll try to do a minimum update at the very least.

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