One day my sister and I were driving through Washington and had to use the bathroom really bad. So we stopped here
at the exhibit hall/tourist information/chamber of commerce
We were greeted by this lady and her poodle
and then her grandkids and Lab.
While the lady gave my sister information about the area, I tried to convince her grandson to let me in on a game of solitaire.
We passed by some of their exhibits on the way to the bathroom. While I thoroughly enjoyed
the collection of logging equipment
the giant pile of sticks
the wooden men logging and sitting in a rocking chair,
and the prison clothes,
the miniature carousel was my favorite.
While my sister checked out the dentist chair
and the history of dentistry
I investigated rocks
and came to believe they do actually float. (How could I have been so wrong all these years!)
We also learned about the people from the Castle Rock area. Not only do they like hats, but they also seem to have some major physical deformations
like being decapitated,
missing their arms
or having really bad skin diseases
like this guy who played for Team Barbeque
We eventually found the bathroom. While we were in there my sister looked at a map of Washington
while I watered the plants
(since it was Wednesday)
Thank goodness we’d just used the bathroom. I might have otherwise peed myself when I saw the giant cougar on the wall
which was way more terrifying than Bigfoot
who was actually a pretty tender creature
Even the birds thought so.
The exhibit center also had a large collection of books
that they loaned out
(well, they weren’t actually edible)
and best of all, a piano!
Before we left, we read about the exciting events of the area
like winning first place in a parade
being on American Idol
and proving that Bigfoot actually exists!
On our way out, we went to their gift shop that sold coffee mugs
and wheel chairs.
It was the best place I’ve stopped to use the bathroom on Summer Tour 2009 ever!