2011 Summer Family Vacation Details:
Destination – Wallowa Lake, OR.
Miles logged – 746
Celebrated a birthday. Rode the tram 10,000 ft up a mountain. Played mini golf. Caught a fish. Swam in the lake. Raced the go-karts. Drove the bumper boats. Took lots of walks. Fed chipmunks. Saw lots of deer. Enjoyed a thunder & lightning storm. Made S’mores with cousins. Visited Grandma Wilson.
We had an amazing time in Wallowa County. It was the first time Mark and the kids had ever been, but I had taken many trips there as a kid. Our family, on my Dad’s side, homesteaded there from Pennsylvania. In fact, there is a very old and beautiful barn still standing that my Great, Great Grandpa built in 1916. We didn’t get to take a tour when we stopped by on Monday, but we plan to do that next time around. My brother assures me it is spectacular. It was good to get home and sleep in our own beds last night though. I would love to give day by day details but I think I will let picture captions do all the work for me, otherwise it would take you forever to get through this post. (oh, who am I kidding here, truth is I am tired, it’s late and it would take me too long to account for everything!). I do want to say thank you to my amazing husband for a wonderful birthday celebration in the middle of our vacation, and for doing all the driving. So without further ado, enjoy the photo montage…
Did I mention the kids fed some chipmunks? (insert slew of very friendly (or pushy) chipmunk pictures…)
And they got up super early three mornings in a row to go fishing…
And then we had a little fun on the way home…
It was a fabulous trip, and we will definitely add it to our list of preferred family vacation destinations. If you have never been, we highly recommend you go! It’s beautiful!
Hope you all had a nice weekend!