Thursday, July 9, 2009

Yes, We Were THAT Family!

...that family that took to the road in a rental rv
....something we've never done before
....but SO much fun!

After a day of packing her in 100 degree weather, the Jamboree was ready to roll!

Was it crowded in that "box" for the 4 of us?
A bit. But we each had our spots.
Here's Summer eating breakfast on her bed, which also happens to fold into the dining room table.

See the curtain drawn above?
That was Zach's {the teenager's} lair. He normally wasn't ever up for breakfast. The beauty of having an RV is that you take off and drive while he's still sleeping. RV's wait for no one!

The California giant redwoods

Scenic Oregon coast

The Game Park Safari was a fun place to hold wild baby animals.

And not so wild baby animals...cute none-the-less.

A Siberian Lynx cub
{Okay, I was a little nervous to pet him.}

I LOVE taking my kids to the beach 'cause no matter how old they are- they ALWAYS have fun together. It's like all the attitude disappears and they just become like little kids again!
I L.O.V.E. it!

Summer's seashell collection
{Okay- you got me. I was too lazy to rotate picture.}

Brian surf fishing. He did a lot of this, and sadly never had a bite! =(

Zach never caught anything either, but they had fun trying!

Oregon Aquarium, Newport, OR
Love the jellyfish exhibit!

The only picture of the 4 of us
I just hate bothering people to take our picture!

Riding the Oregon Sand Dunes.
Tons of fun until the hubster got his foot ran over! Don't worry, he's okay now. Just walks with a limp.

"You know you're a redneck when..."

...the local fireworks stand you visit {in Vancouver, WA} is a warehouse, has bounce houses and a snack bar!

We stopped to visit family in Vancouver, WA.

Brian's brother bought a case of silly string so we had a Silly String War!

Cousin Brenna holding a sparkler.

After Vancouver, we drove south to Roseburg, Oregon and visited the drive thru Wild Animal Safari.

Next stop was the Hellgate Jet Boat Excursions in Grant's Pass.
We made the mistake of sitting in front
where you not only get a nice view, but also
lots of water ON you!

A Bald Eagle

Giant Osprey Nest

I took tons of pictures but these were some of my favorites.
Hope you enjoyed them!

It's good to be home again!


Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

How AWESOME... I think one summer I cleaned those RV's for small group! Looks like you had a GREAT time!

Roxanne said...

I love the pictures of the trip!! Sounds like you had a blast!! Welcome back. I bet Biggles was happy to see you guys!

Anonymous said...

Just stopping by- you have an awesome blog! and now I want to go to Oregon :)