Thats right. We didnt stay at Critter Farm the WHOLE time. As lovely as that would have been.
We drove for a little bit, too. And that little bit was just a big enough bit for J to fall asleep in the back seat.
We were on our way to see this....ohhhhh...ahhhhhh...see how pretty. I was told that this is a very popular waterfall.
It was just cold enough for Roxy to have to wear one of these. Look how cute.
We had a picnic. A cold picnic. That did not stop my little guy from eating a huge meal and then some. Notice how there are only 2 kids out there? J was shivering and shaking. He asked if he could sit in the truck. Cmon kid....we are from Illinois for crying out loud. This Oregon cold aint nothing compared to what we endure every winter. Of course, we dont normally have picnics in it.... And K? It looks like she may be meditating... I wonder if shes talking to the weather gods.
On the walk up(or maybe it was down) G decided that it would be a good idea to stick his arm into random dark holes in the moss covered stone walls. I dunno, but it gave me goosebumps to see him start by putting his hand into a black hole and then quite naturally it just progressed to his entire arm. Im sure if it was big enough he would have just climbed right in.
We went on some really great geo caching expeditions that led us to log cabins, yawning piglet rocks, and some really rude trees. The kids loved all the exploring, especially the caches that had all the clues that needed to be deciphered.
And then we went to the beach. It was down right cold I must say. The kids were not phased by this in the least. G loved being chased by the waves and playing in the sand. He got so wet his little rubber boots were filled with water....his socks were just dripping little icicle shaped drips. His little lips were shivering, his teeth were chattering....but if you were to ask him? Im great, mama. Are you cold? Im freezing, mama. Do you want to go back to the van? No thank you, mama.
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