|We took a private tour of the NOAA facility in Newport.|
We then walked over to the Hatfield Marine Science Center and spent a few hours inside learning all about the marine environment and wildlife. It was GREAT and definitely a must see if you are even in Newport. The kids spent at least an hour with their two wave pools. They built Lego structures and then sent various computer controlled waves (of their choosing) at them to see if they could withstand the force of nature. They even sent tsunami waves! It was pretty cool.
|Here Kevin and Cindy built a canal into a bay, complete with sea walls. It easily|
held up to the "Kevin powered" wave generator. Great learning experience.
|Kathy checks out a great fishing boat exhibit. The Hatfield Science Center is very|
|Kevin still does not believe this is a real submarine, that a full-sized|
adult can fit in. But it is, trust me!
|Cindy makes a paper mache Stonehenge as part of home school.|
|Kevin at home school, or should we call it boat school?|
|University of WA research vessel in Newport. Steve's alma mater. Go Huskies!!|
Newport was a great stop. We were here longer than expected, but in Newport it's OK. There is plenty to do here.