the way of the future!

February 4, 2008 at 12:40 am | Posted in adventures, film review | Leave a comment

posted by sandra.

during winter break frank and i wanted to get away for a few days for some much needed r and r. we had planned on going to the coast but decided the weather would make it just too icky. the mcmenamins hotels seemed charming (and cheap) so we decided to stay overnight at hotel oregon in mcminnville.

overall we had a good trip. the drive to mcminniville wasn’t too far away, but was far enough to let us feel like we were out of town. our experience at hotel oregon was typical of other mcmenamins; the food was okay and the service was awful. original to this one, the bed was so bouncy we couldn’t sleep and the shower was so strong it stung my face! all in all we wouldn’t recommend hotel oregon to our friends and family.

however, we’d definitely recommend the darjeeling limited and the evergreen aviation museum. we saw the darjeeling limited at a second run theater just a block down the street from the hotel oregon. like all wes anderson films we were left feeling quite puzzled, but delighted nonetheless. if you’re a fan of any of his other films, i’m sure you’d appreciate this one.

the museum housed a wide assortment of aircraft including the spruce goose, an airplane from mash, and a b-17. we were able to go inside two of the planes and the many docents were quite helpful. i was surprised to realize that we had spent 3 hours there. we were only disappointed that their smashed penny machine was broken! frank and i look forward to returning to the museum again, especially after their new space building opens.

evergreen aviation museum


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