Monday, May 28, 2012

Ginkgo Petrified Forest

We decided we needed to get out of the house today.  We drove to the Ginkgo Petrified Forest.  The girls hadn't been there yet, and they love to look at rocks and the like. 

Everyone liked the Interpretive Center.  Lots to look at, and a movie to watch too.  
After a picnic lunch, we checked out the rock petroglyphs.
And enjoyed a view of the Columbia River.
Then we drove over to the hiking trails. 
We only did about half of the trails, but 1.6 miles (half of which was uphill) was enough for the short legs (and those legs who pushed the tired legs uphill in the stroller).  We liked looking at the different kinds of petrified wood.  Ryan loves this kind of landscape.  He finds it pretty and interesting.  I find it brown and dull.

Afterwards we drove to a wind farm.
And that was our Memorial Day adventure.

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