TOUR | 2nd Annual Apple Core Tour

TOUR | 2nd Annual Apple Core Tour

Meet at the Columbia Gorge Outlet Mall @ 10am!

It’s here again! The Apple Tour for CRR to the beautiful Hood River area and the home of our gracious and generous friends, the Ings. This will be the third time we’ve traveled east for a pleasant and rewarding day in view of the scenic Hood River Valley and the picturesque Mt. Hood. The drive up is an added treat on a lovely fall day. 

The tour will be filled with apple gathering (straight from the trees, or from boxes of apples they’ve already picked for us). There are several varieties to choose from, so try them all! You’ll come home with some delicious sweet and juicy apples for eating fresh, baking, or making applesauce. 

We’ll again be treated to one of the tastiest lunches you can have….all made fresh by our hostess Melissa with the help of some friends and family. Good home-cooking that can’t be beat. And then there is his collection of cars and trucks for our enjoyment

Leaders: Ray & Mary Holland

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9:30am 9:30am

TOUR | Wood & Stone Tour

Meet at 9:30 am at Albertson's West Union parking lot, 18425 West Union Road, Portland 97229. Directions to meeting site: Hwy 26 (Sunset Hwy) west of Portland to Exit 64 185th Ave. Turn right (north) onto 185th Ave for just over 1 mile. Cross West Union Road at traffic light, then turn right into Albertson's parking lot. No goodies planned due to early lunch schedule.

We will leave at 10:00 am for a drive of about 20 miles on “back roads” north of the Sunset Highway on our way to take care of the important part of the tour: lunch at the Helvetia Tavern. (Helvetia is the national personification of Switzerland.) After lunch we will drive about 3 miles to the Rice North West Museum of Rocks and Minerals. The museum displays a world class collection and is housed in what was built in 1952 as the family home for the Rice family. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places. The facility is accessible including an elevator. Pets are not allowed in the restaurant or the museum buildings, and must be on leash on the grounds.

Cost is $10 or 1 volunteer card for members, and $25 for guests. Make checks payable to Columbia River Region – VCCA.

Bring registration forms to July 11 or August 1 meeting, or mail to Mark Bjerke, 507 NE Geraldine Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Deadline for registration is August 7.

Lunch options include non-alcoholic beverages. Indicate your choices for lunch on the registration form. Please indicate number of people under age 60 for museum admission.


Leaders: Mark & Sally Bjerke

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TOUR | Beaches Cruise-in Tour
3:30pm 3:30pm

TOUR | Beaches Cruise-in Tour

Join us at PIR, the largest weekly car show on the West Coast, July 19th at 3:30 PM!

We will have an area designated for our club with banner displayed. 

The entrance fee for your classic car is $5.00 for two people and $9.00 for each additional person. 

If you are not planning on driving your classic, make arrangements to share a ride or take the shuttle into the raceway. If you take the shuttle, the admission is $9.00. 

Don’t forget your lawn chairs. 

Return reservations by July 17th to: Dave Whiteley 

22417 NE 100th Circle 

Vancouver, WA 98682

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TOUR | The Two-Parter Tour
1:00pm 1:00pm

TOUR | The Two-Parter Tour

MEET-UP for Part I: 1:00pm at the OMSI (1945 SE Water Ave.)

The first part of the Two-Parter Tour will be a guided tour of the Submarine at OMSI. WARNING: There is a steep ramp getting to and from the submarine and within the submarine are steep stairs to climb and descend as well as small (20x38 ) bulkhead openings to step through. If you feel you cannot maneuver these, then you may skip Part One of the tour and meet the group for the second part. For the submarine tour, we will be released in groups of 15 from the waiting area located inside the building. When not on the tour, you may visit in the OMSI building and gift shop. Everyone is on their own to get to Part II Meet up area. 

MEET-UP for Part II: 2:45pm at Lowe’s Parking Lot (1160 N. Hayden Meadows Dr.)

We will be leaving Lowe’s promptly at 3:00 p.m. The drive will cover 55 miles. Be sure to use an available restroom prior to departure. There are NO potty stops on the driving tour. The final destination will be back at Hayden Meadows where we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner at Elmer’s. 

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS TUESDAY, APRIL 4, AT THE MONTHLY MEETING as OMSI submarine tickets must be bought ahead for the group rate.
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