Monday, August 5, 2013

Summer Fun in Oregon

 We vacationed in Oregon this summer, the kids and John spent three weeks basking in the PNW sunshine. I tagged along for the last 10 days. It was a great trip with trips to see grandparents, cousins, second cousins, aunts and uncles. We visited Grants Pass, Beaverton, Silverton, the coast, hiked the gorge and managed two trips to Seattle.

 Gabe and Drew loved the ocean, there were not many pictures of them because they ran the whole time. I had a really hard time keeping my eyes on them, finally  I just gave up and assumed they would keep an eye out for us. They did. Man those boys burned a lot of energy!

 The boys went canoeing with their Uncle David, they made some  great memories. They also went canoeing with their daddy but the canoe got stuck on the other side of the inlet and Uncle David and Papa Tractor had to go save them!

 By the end of our beach day Abby was down to a sweat shirt!

 We went to Oneonta in the George. It is a special place for us because John and I hiked to this falls when we were dating. The water fall is located about a quarter mile down a river with a huge rock face on both sides. Its breathtaking! It is a tradition to take the kids hiking there whenever we go "home" to Oregon. Last year John took the boys and our good friends the Whites. I had stayed home with Abby last year, so this was super special for Abby and I to tag along.

 Uncle Scotty fixed up the cable ride that his dad rigged for them when John and his brothers were little. How the grand-kids get to enjoy! Drew and Gabe had the best time flying down the property!
 I love it that the boys are best friends and help one another through difficult situations!

 We visited the Tillamook Cheese Factory and saw how cheese is made. Then we endulged in some yummy Tillamook ice-cream!
 Here is Grandma Patti and her Texas grandkids!

The three brothers and their mom!

We fit time in for the Portland Zoo!

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