Boeing – Future of Flight Aviation Center, Everett, Washington
In 1968, more than 39,000 visitors toured the factory where the largest airplane in the world was being built in the largest building in the world. More than 40 years later, about 110,000 people visit the Boeing factory annually. The Washington facility is home to the 747, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner production lines and visitors will see airplanes being built for Boeing’s worldwide base of customers. For tour information visit www.boeing.com.
Tillamook Cheese – Tillamook, Oregon
“People are surprised at the process,” said Susan Palmer, Director of Retail Operations for Tillamook Cheese. “While most people think they know what goes into the cheese, they are actually surprised to find that our all-natural cheese uses only milk, enzymes and natural coloring.” Hear the history of this cheese that has been produced for more than 100 years and plan to stay to the end for the delicious samples. For more information visit www.tillamook.com
On the Calendar
Plan a visit to Birch Bay and take in the 11th Annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival! Great for avid enthusiasts and casual observers! Join the celebration at this annual event held in one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier bird viewing areas. Originally known as the Washington Brant Festival, this festival focuses on the thousands of Brant geese and other birds that visit the pristine shores of Blaine and Birch Bay on their annual migration. Events include viewing stations, seminars, exhibits, live raptor displays, walking field trips of Semiahmoo Spit, and Blaine’s Marine Park. For more information on this event, visit www.blainechamber.com/wow.
If you’re looking for Easter Egg-stravaganza events, Washington preserves including Birch Bay, Chehalis, Grandy Creek and Whalers Rest have festivities planned as well as Oregon’s Pacific City and Seaside preserves. Check out www.TrailBlazermagazine.net for a complete listing of dates and events.