Tuesday, August 26, 2008

valley vacation

With the end of summer quickly approaching, we took a few "vacation days" to visit my folks in the valley.  Yesterday we went to Enchanted Forest near Salem.  It had been a few years so it felt like Curtis' first time.  I was worried that Jason would think it was too little kiddish, but he had as much fun as the other two.  It was a great day to visit, as it was drizzly, cool and overcast.  The lines for the rides were short or non-existent.  Curtis' favorite was the Log Ride where they went really fast and got wet at the end.  Trevor's favorite was the Indian Cave where they played hide n seek.  Jason's favorite was Challenge of Mondor where you get to shoot at goblins.

Today for our "vacation" we picked 15 quarts of blackberries to freeze and take home.  Ken's girls joined us for this annual harvesting, as well as meeting us at the fun outdoor pool in the afternoon.   Emily also helped pick berries and played with us at the pool.  She just moved here to start school at OSU and run cross country.

We're exhausted from having so much fun.  
We go home tomorrow to get ready for a new school year.


Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

You did it! I loved the pictures. That's fine to put them all before the text. You make your vacation sounds like loads of fun even though I know you accomplished many goals. We loved having you. Next year come a little earlier as the berries were pretty ripe. We went back by the pond the next day and they weren't so mushy there so we got 4 more quarts.

Love, Mom

brenda said...

Great start! Most people can't think of what to say at first. I love that picture of you and Jason, and I like the "Curtisisms." Very funny.

I wish we could have come on your little vacation with you, but we've had a jam-packed week, and now I'd just like some rest. I'm glad you got your berries. Many of the berries here are moldy from all the rain, so I've only got 4 quarts.

Keep posting!

Neil said...

Zachary wants to know why you don't come here to pick berries. We may not have quite as many, but that way we'd get to see you. Maybe we'll have to join you in Corvallis next year.

velvetelement said...

I haven't been to Enchanted Forest since I was a kid, I bet it has changed a lot. We will have to take the girls there on one of our Oregon trips. I am glad you are blogging too! It is fun keeping in touch with everyone this way.

Ken said...

What a fun day. That is a great picture of the girls at the pool. Thanks for inviting us!

Imagitext said...

I love Challenge of Mondor even though I suck at it.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Just found your blog and thought i would go thru some of your photos.
Looks like you have some very nice kids. It has been yrs since we went to the Enchanted Forest. I think it was just right after they opened when my kids were little. Now in there 40 and under.