After a great time in Washington we drove through Seatle - the kids HAD to see the Space Needle. Can I just say- We are NOT city people- ugg~! it was a madhouse on a Sunday afternoon in the city. A quick drive by and we're out of there!
Then we dropped Ben off at the airport, -- he went home to work for the week. (what an amazing husband I have! Lets me stay and play while he works!) I wish he could have stayed and played the whole week too- but alas, somehow we have to pay the bills. ;) Then we picked Pam up at the airport. She got to explore the coast with us.
First day- Mount Rainier and Mt St Helens
Mount Rainier National park was beautiful!
|A cool bridge that we had to go check out|
|Beautiful waterfall we hiked to|
|I just LOVE the Junior Ranger Programs that the National Parks have! And so do my boys.|
|Earning Ranger Badges at Mt. St. Helens|
|Awesome cabin at a State Park in Oregon- Monday night's resting spot|
|As we passed through Tillamook at lunch time- some boys saw a sign for 2 foot long jerky for .99 and convinced us to stop- what a cheap lunch! lol- we had string cheese and crackers in the cooler to go with it.|
|Yaquina Head Lighthouse- Cool stop!|
|Sea Lion caves we stopped at- a favorite of everyone'se|
|Pics of the Sea Lions in the cave|
|Pam and the Boys waiting for the elevator to come back to get us|
|Doodle was excited he got the bunk bed in our cabins on Loon Lake- our resting stop Tuesday night|
|Happy Birthday Pam! |
We celebrated Pam's birthday with her at Crater Lake National Park
|The Beautiful Lake|
|Earning Jr. Ranger Badges at Crater Lake|
|Roasting Hot Dogs over the fire at our final State Park Cabins- La Pine State Park.|
We had such a great time! Thanks Uncle Dallas for planning a fun reunion for us to go to! Thanks Pam for venturing out on this vacation with me and the boys.