Say what? A 10 DAY VACATION?!?!?! Yes please!
We drove all day Friday and crashed with the Radfords in Kennewick, WA. Played a lil' phase 10, ate some delectable cherry ice cream, and laughed a whole lot at the horrible Skip card! :)
Saturday mornin we drove to downtown Portland where we stayed for our 1 year anniversary!! On our way there we stopped and hiked to the top of Multnoma Falls-muy packed with tourists.
We loved the hotel we stayed in and had a blast in the pool acting like teenagers. We ate some superb food and shopped our little hearts out in Ikea! Oh and don't forget the popcorn and movie! :)
We went to the "Saturday Morning Market" in downtown Portland and totally met Jimmy Hendricks-the proof down below! haha. We also bought some sweeeet twinner Nepal hats there! To say that we drove A LOT around Portland would be an understatement! We eventually found our way to Chipotle, the Zoo, Japanese Gardens, and the many places we didn't even have in mind but thoroughly enjoyed! :) Crappy camera=less pictures in Portland, but we were lucky enough to stay with my sister Bridget and her kids for 4 nights! Love them! We watched a lot of Shark Week on Discovery channel haha! Hit up the outlet mall and goodwill in Woodland, ran in the mornings, visited the Temple, P.F. changs, ate more ice cream, got lost a million times, watched movies, played with kids, relaxed, and slept in! ahhhh perfect!
We went to Champoeeg Park and rode our bikes-yikes thats's a creepy picture. We loved picking blueberries at a local farm-7lb's for $5 and all you can eat while you pick!
We had our beach house in Oceanside but spent most of our time at Cannon Beach. Did I mention that I love being a Radford?! Cause I do! :)
The beach was absolutely perfect! We didn't have any schedules or appointments so we had a few relaxing days of enjoying each other. We got to shop in the cute little towns, and took several trips to Tillamook for even more ice cream!
We literally loved every minute of this trip...it's pretty clear to see why!
Quick trip to Seaside for some dinner and souveniers-oh hey, there are our twinner Nepal hats!
Dan and I got up early Saturday morning to walk on the beach together. We found a whole heap of stuff...please don't report us, we didn't know it was illegal to catch starfish-we didn't keep them so don't worry! :)
We loved loved loved our beach house! Spent a lot of time in the hot tub until I got sunburned-those two don't mix too well! The house was ginormous and cozy, so it was even fun just watching movies together. We spent so much time together as a family, It was perfect. And this is one of my favorite pictures of these crazy kids on a pretty hike!
Taking care of jo/nick and enjoying the deck.
This is how I enjoyed my last night on the beach....a sunburned invalid. Thanks Cathy for taking care of me and my swollen sorry legs! :)
This is the only picture we have of the beach house. We were very sad to leave it and the people inside. Oh and very sad to have to drive 15 hours to get home for work on Monday morning!
We are all counting down the days until we can get together again on the beach! Next year I'll wear sunscreen! :)