U.S. Space and Rocket Center (Huntsville)

Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama

The U.S. Space and Rocket Center was our fourth space museum that we'd visited on our Explore All 50 project. Many of the exhibits were things that we'd seen before but there were plenty of others that were unique enough to make this visit interesting. One highlight was going inside a model of the interior of the space shuttle. We got to see  how the astronauts sleep, eat, and even use the bathroom in space (pretty … [Read more...]

Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl (Government Camp)

Washington and Oregon

Mt. Hood is so high up we found ourselves driving though clouds to get to the top. Mt. Hood is a pretty famous ski area, but people don't know it's also the testing grounds for several snowboard companies. The pros come up here and test out the new products during ski season so you'll see tons of crazy ramps and other shapes that they snowboard on like at the X Games. During the summer, the mountain comes alive … [Read more...]