Looking out at the ocean from Depoe Bay
We woke up super early, 6am, on Saturday to leave by 7am. I love that this is considered early for us - another one of the joys of working from home and homeschooling, we don't try to force ourselves to be morning people, because we are not! We packed books, sticker pages, coloring sheets, lacing cards, and snacks in the car - but they hardly got used. We didn't take the fastest route to the Anderson's because, as everyone knows, if you are going anywhere near the Oregon coast you MUST stop at the Tillamook cheese factory for a tour and free samples! We left with free ice cream samples and a package of squeaky cheese.
The kids promptly fell asleep after this stop and woke up as we were pulling into the Anderson's driveway. Gordon and Carolyn are such a sweet retired couple, with no grand kids of their own, so I think they really enjoyed watching our two crazies run around. Carolyn is a wonderful cook and we ate way to much. Lots of good conversation and visiting was had by all. The kids did not sleep well and we ended up needing to split them up - Kyla with me and Keanan with Zac - so they would leave each other alone and actually sleep!
Devils Punch Bowl
Semi-long road trip with kids = success!