Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Oregon 2010 Part I
It was a "first" in Oregon for many of us. The Halverson gang (my parents, my brother & his family & the Roos') took two vans, 6 kids, 5 adults (My sister-in-law, Mel, flew in a couple days later after her friend's wedding). We had lots of snacks & movies for the road trip. The kids were troopers.
ZoZo was probably the most miserable in the car. She doesn't weigh enough for a forward facing car seat so she had to sit rear facing with no videos to distract her and to top it off, her two top teeth came through. Poor Miss Thang! She is still so munchable.
We took some much needed stops along the way. Notice Mr. Boy smiling from ear to ear. He was in heaven- surrounded by his cousins and grandparents for 8 days! We stayed in Baker City, Oregon for the night & ate at a restaurant with little trains that went right beside the tables in enclosed glass. The kids thought it was pretty cool.
Fresh fruit & veggies AND ice cream- doesn't get much better than that!
Dirty faces and fruit for the remainder of the trip.
My nephew, James.
My nephew, Jack.
We were in awe when we arrived at the condo...
and looked out our window to see this.
We went to Yaquina Head, the tallest lighthouse in Oregon, & took a tour all the way to the top. There were 114 stairs!
We played in the tide pools near the lighthouse.
This is the whole gang together in one picture.
The Newport Beach Aquarium was awesome.
My niece, Addi, checking things out.
HeRoos, Mr. Boy, and GG. This was my favorite part. I wanted to spend all day feeling the creatures and learning about them.
This sign made me laugh. There are times of the month, I should display it and cross out "Otters" and replace it with "SheRoos."
We went on a tour of the Tillamook Cheese factory. It was interesting to see all that goes into preparing and packaging cheese! We sampled different cheese and had some of the most delicious ice cream. The white licorice (which really tastes like black licorice) was tastyyyy!
G.G. & Pops at Maxwell Point.
After getting the kite un-tangled, Pops kept it going.
My nephew, Grey.
G.G. & our "Maxwell" at Maxwell point.
To be continued....