About a month ago I woke up and decided we desperately needed a a family trip before another baby came along. I wanted time away from home, something fun for the boys before my attention is shifted in more directions. Plus, the hubby has been working so much that we needed a long weekend away with him.
So, we landed on a trip to the Oregon Zoo and then a few nights at the Coast. It was so great. It exceeded my hopes and my cheeks even got tired from smiling watching the sheer joy on the boys’ faces. Portland isn’t too far from Spokane so it felt far enough to get away, but close enough to pack up the car and drive. The kids did exceptionally well considering the drive time!
What was a extra special gift was that my oldest brother lives in Portland and he came along with us to the Zoo, then he and his friend came and spent a night with us at the beach. They made it extra special and brought fire wood and did s’mores with the kids. It brought tears my eyes how much they loved on our boys and how much he invested in teaching them new things.
Overall it was a wonderful trip and an experience I hope they’ll never forget!