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.

Mr. Boy.

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....


Anonymous said...

Pictures are awesome. You captured some very fun memories. It's a trip that will be remembered for along time. xxoo G.G.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! These pictures are such deja-vu of our Oregon road trip a few years ago! We did kites on Cannon beach, the aquarium tour, the best is that I have a pic of me at the Tillamook factory with Patrick in a baby carrier. For real. :-) Thanks for bringing back such great memories! I'm sure you made some that you'll never forget either.

nymanzanita said...

What a great trip! I have never really been to Oregon and I would love to go. Your pictures should be on a travel brochure....they have convinced to me that I MUST go there some day. Your family is wonderful...I think it is great that you enjoy to do things together and that you take the time to create amazing memories together. Thanks for sharing!

Nikki said...

The pictures are so awesome! I'm thinking we might need to take the kids next summer!

Jamie said...

So jealous - a trip up the Oregon Coast is on my dream list. Canon Beach is one of my favorite places in the world.

Nichole said...

I LOVE the Oregon Coast!!! It's fun to hear that you have been on a lot of the same journeys that we have. We have even eaten at Sumpter Junction in Baker City!! Funny. If only we would have known you were coming through that way we could have come to see you. We live about 1 1/2 hours from Pendleton. Maybe next time.