Why did we never blog about this? No idea. But it is never too late!
So...In Mid June we loaded up the little Kia, not having the Taco yet, and headed to OR. After a quick rest stop in Boise to drop off Roo at Grandma and Grandpa's home, we were once again on the road to the coast!
I was incredibly excited to be going because my family use to travel to the OR Coast every summer for several years. And, we were staying right near the beach house my family use to always rent. So many memories to relive, so awesome.
The beach house was located in a cute neighborhood right by the beach. We made ourselves at home and soon the whole gang had arrived and the festivities began...
I really wish we would have blogged right after the vacay to remember all the laughs, precious moments and new memories. However, all I have is pictures...proof that we were there and had a blast!
|The beach/beach house my family use to stay at.|
|Aquarium shenanigans! The children loved it.|
Gotta love the ocean and sand.
|Mo's Seafood Restaurant in Lincoln City. Best clam chowder ever! So happy to return here with my (in-law) family after coming here for years with my family. So delicious.|
|Josh loves the ocean.|
DRIFT CREEK FALLS = GORGEOUS
|Waiting in the super long line for fish n' chips...worth it!|
|crossing the bridge from Astoria into WA.|
Jump ahead almost 1 year....
In mid August of this year we embarked on yet another awesome and relaxing vacation with the Jackson, Burgener, Camberlango clan. However, a lot less driving intensive (for us). I didn't want a repeat of last year...where I forget to blog about it...so voila...and I apologize for the lack of photos.
After work on a Friday, we loaded up the Taco and found ourselves in a beautiful cabin in Island Park. The scenery was breathtaking, the air was fresh, and the nights were very cool. A perfect combination to enjoy with family.
Josh and I were the first of the children to arrived. We visited with his parents, went to bed, had a lazy morning with a delicious breakfast, and headed to West Yellowstone to explore. The weather was perfect, the other tourists/visitors were not super annoying, and the scenery was, of course, beautiful. The best part? A tour of the Old Faithful Inn, such an amazing structure!
After exploring West Yellowstone for the day, we headed back to the cabin for some grub and to meet up with Josh's sisters and their families.
The next day we were able to gather as an entire family and have our own family church meeting. Abby, Josh's sister, had a great idea that everyone share an experience of when they have followed the prophet. The spirit was strong and the whole experience was wonderful. I am so grateful we were able to bear testimonies together as a family.
After church and everyone was ready for the day, we headed to the Johnny Sack Cabin. If you haven't been there... click here to learn more. The dude and his cabin were amazing.
Sadly, Josh and I had to head back SLC to work on Monday so we were not able to hang out with the rest of the fam for the rest of the week. However, the weekend getaway was much needed and totally worth it.
PS. Isn't crazy to see how much Josh and I have changed in a year?! Next family vacay will have a little Baby Boy at the center of attention.