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This week, we take the boys on a backpacking trip up to Oval Lake and Lookout Mountain to see the Perseid Meteor Shower, test out using Hyperlapse and Night Lapse, and see one of the best views in Oregon.

This week, we take you on a guided tour of OMSI to see the exhibits, attractions, food options and help you plan your visit. OMSI sits right on the bank of the Willamette River in Portland area and has several exhibit halls, hands on laboratory areas, and special features like the USS Blueback Submarine, a panoramic Theatre, a rotating exhibit hall, a Planetarium, an excellent scientific gift shop and more.

This week, we take you to explore the submarine USS Blueback, docked next to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, Oregon. This Barbal-class diesel electric submarine was first launched as SS-581 in 1959 and was in service until decommissioning in 1990. In 1994 the submarine was docked alongside of OMSI and has been available for tours since.

This week, we take you on a 4.8 mile Hyperlapse bike ride of the beautiful, but surprisingly hazardous Astoria Riverwalk.

This week, we take you to learn about the Lewis & Clark Expedition, hear stories of their adventures from actors in costume and see a replica of the fort they built after reaching the Pacific Ocean – all at Fort Clatsop.

On a lot of our adventures, we stop off at some random spot that I spotted on a map. I wonder what the view is like from there… or …it would be cool to say I stood there. This was one of those trips. What would it be like to stand on the very northwest corner of Oregon?

This week, we take you on a relaxing drive and enjoy the beautiful views crossing the four mile Astoria-Megler Bridge across the Columbia River.

This week, we take you to explore the activities found at the Columbia River Maritime Museum. The museum houses a large number of exhibits featuring a 3D theatre, historical ships, the history of ships and fishing on the Columbia River, stories of storms, shipwrecks, the Coast Guard, and bar pilots on the Columbia River Bar.

This week, we take you on a relaxing drive of the North Oregon Coast at sunset.

This week, we take you on a 125 foot climb to the top of the Astoria Column with commanding views of the Astoria, the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean.

This week, we take you camping and explore the activities found at Milo McIver State Park. Located a mere 45 minutes away from Portland, this State Park is filled with fun activities for the whole family.

This week, we take you to explore Wahtum Lake between Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge. We show you the truth about the beauty and craziness of backpacking with boys.

This week, we take you to explore the activities found at Bauman Farms during their fall Pumpkin Patch. There are a plenty of great activities from kids to kids at heart. One day a year, they hold a giant vegetable contest and drop a giant pumpkin or squash onto a car from a crane (quite the site to see!).