Monday, July 28, 2014

oregon...days seven and eight

It was totally a circus to find berries the next morning.  We had found a place online that would be perfect, however, there was major road construction and getting to the farm was ridiculous.  We finally made it, only to find out they were unexpectedly closed for the weekend.  Argh!  I was not going home without some berries!  In all of the driving around the construction, we'd seen a sign for marion berries so we followed it and ended up picking at that farm.

I had come prepared with empty plastic containers and an empty cooler, specifically for berries.
The farm owners thought we were crazy.  

We ate at Burgerville on the way out of town...we may have eaten it for breakfast that day too.

Then, we made drove on the long road to Baker City to see some cousins.

We drove the rest of the way home the next day.

It was such a fun trip!  I was sad when it was over.
I heart Oregon.
Until next year.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 six

We got up early and headed up Hwy 101 to Tillamook.  The boys had been anticipating the cheese and ice cream for days.

Then we went and hung out with my fun!  We chatted, stacked some wood, had lunch, picked blueberries and made smores on the deck.

This is one of our traditions when we visit their house!

Our plan was to drive back over to Portland and pick berries on Friday afternoon, however, it took twice as long as it should have to get back to Portland.  It was terrible!  So, we crashed for the night and decided to try again in the morning.  The day with Grandpa Fred and Grandma Patty is always one of our favorite days of vacation.

Monday, July 21, 2014 five

We swam, went shopping, etc. in the morning and were at Mo's at 11am when it opened for lunch.

The rest of the day, we spent at the beach.  It was a fantastic day!...maybe the best Oregon beach day we've ever had.  So fun!

Friday, July 18, 2014 four

We decided to start the day by swimming,especially since we were up so early every was normal for Utah time, but especially early for Oregon time. 

Then, we were off to Newport to visit the aquarium.
We love going and had a great time checking everything out.
It was a little chilly in the morning (so we wore sweatshirts), but it turned out to be a fantastic day.

The boys made penny souveniers.

Do you see that yellow thing right above Kaden's hands in the tank?  It was a submarine camera, and Kaden got to drive it around and explore the tank.  He thought it was pretty great.

We ate lunch, and then spent the rest of the day at the beach.