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Monday, June 05, 2006

I Love It When A Plan Comes Together.

There was a whole lotta' A-Team going on in our van this trip.

We received a portable DVD player for Christmas, and this was our first multi-day trip we'd taken with it. The boys travel well on our road trips, but the movies definitely helped them get over the rough patches. We'd pull the dvd player out and unpack it during what would be their normal naptimes.

For the trip I'd purchased 2 new sets of dvd's: "The A-Team (Season 1)" and "The Best of the Electric Company."

Braden really liked the A-Team episodes. Brogan and Colson did too, but they quickly tired of any scenes in which Mr. T. or Murdock did not feature prominently. There was a lot of dialogue in the early episodes, and a bit more plot than Brogan and Colson could follow.


Too much plot in an A-Team episode? That's not something I thought I'd ever type.

On Day 3 we stopped at Multnomah Falls, located in Oregon's COlumbia Gorge. It's a beautiful waterfall with a path that leads right to the top. I've climbed it several times in the past, but there was no way we were going to attempt it with three children (one of whom insisted his legs would. not. move.) in the rain and with temperatures that had us shivering.

In Oregon, if you wait for the rain to stop before you do anything outside, you will end up never doing anything. It was one of those annoying Oregon mists, too: A rain so light that you felt ridiculous carrying an umbrella, yet you would quickly become soaked if you didn't.

I pity the fool who doesn't pack warm clothes for their family on a vacation! But that's exactly what I did: shorts and t-shirts, check. Anything warm: nope! It was 96 degrees at home, and everyone on the coast insisted it was warm, but we froze!

Anyway, back to the falls. The boys stopped for a quick photo in the parking lot across the highway from the Falls.

A short way up the path there is an old stone bridge allowing hikers to cross from one side of the falls to the other. We went as far as that bridge and then turned around. Here's a view from it. My camera didn't do it justice.

Colson was tickled just to be out of the van. He giggled and danced on a bench while we got ready to hike. Note the socks pulled up as far as they'll go in an effort to stay warm.


At 12:24 AM , Blogger Nicky said...

Hillary, I miss yooooou!
I saw that Freakonomics was on your reading list, I've heard that was quite a read. Let me know what you think.
I love you!
Tell the boys I say hi!

At 11:27 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

No warm clothes? Did 4 years at Linfield teach you nothing?



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