The Evergreen Airplane Museum is one of the finest collections of aircraft I have ever seen. I am an airplane buff and regularly visit the Smithsonian in Washington DC as well as many others across the country. Over the years I have been to many air shows and airplane demonstrations. Many years ago I was musical director at the Queen Mary ship in Long Beach, CA. Across from the ship was a huge building housing Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose. Several years ago they moved the Spruce Goose to the Evergreen Airplane Museum outside Portland, OR. I have wanted to visit the museum for many years. On the drive down from Alaska I stopped in Portland for the night and was not going to waste the opportunity.