However we did find interesting things on our way back. In Yakima the kids were ready for lunch and a break to stretch their legs. While in the local McDonalds we saw not one but two full court quinceaneras stopping for a bite to eat between festivities. Both arrived in stretch hummers. Melissa was awed by the elaborate "princess" dresses. She was a bit disappointed to learn that quineanera isn't a part of our family's culture, so no, we wouldn't be throwing an elaborate 15th birthday party.
We'd forgotten Corinna's sippy cups in Walla Walla and needed sunglasses for the return trip so after lunch Jonathan dropped us off at a nearby park and stopped at a drug store. Posted near the park were signs for the Central Washington Agricultural Museum, so when the children tired of playing jedi knights in the park with the other kids in the park, we decided to explore further.
A creek we found on the way to the museum.
Matthew and Melissa checking out an old, fully-equipped chuck wagon.
A 100 year-old combine harvester (1910)
Acres and acres of farm equipment used to make the desert fruitful.