Monday, July 20, 2009

Oregon Part 2

I left you all at the airport if I am correct.

Let's skip over the flying portion where I was tweeting about needing to drink just to make it through. Skipping right over... truth be told the older kids were great, it was the youngest little terror that well terrorized me. So perhaps that is a slight exaggeration, but he's at the age where he wants to move and that just isn't very conducive to being stuck on an airplane for 3.5 hours.

Let's fast forward to the landing and eating lunch at one of my most FAVORITE restaurants Kaleidoscope Pizzeria and Pub.

Specifically I'd like to recommend the Baja Picante Pizza, Chicken Enchilada Pizza, and the Rogue Ranch Salad. All to.die.for. This place is a little hippy, a little eclectic, uniquely designed and OH MY GOODNESS delicious. I haven't had anything bad here. I'd almost consider moving to Oregon just so I could eat there on a regular basis. Seriously it's that good.

I took this picture when we were there in 2008, it's of some of their artwork that they have in the outdoor dining area.

In Oregon we were staying with Mike's Grandmother and Aunt Gayb. However, Mike's uncle Bart also lives in Oregon and he stopped over for a visit one of the first days we were there.

I managed to talk all three siblings, my father-in-law, aunt and uncle-in-law in to getting a picture together. I'm not sure when the last time the three had a photo taken but I'm told it's been a while.

Bart also brought over his dog Dolce, and for never being around small children she was really great with Caide. He made sure to break her in complete with tugging and pulling. Since Bart will be a new Grandpa come November, this isn't exactly a bad thing.

Granny and Gayb also have 3 dogs of their own. I only managed to take a picture of Abby though, affectionately referred to as "the fur pig". She's a sweet sweet golden and she too did well considering the limited exposure to small kids. All of the dogs (even nippy Daphne) did well for that matter. Gunny whom we wanted to dognap and bring home with us would play ball every day with Caide, it was absolutely precious.


Along with numerous cats, 2 horses (Danny and Fancy), some Koi fish and a variety of other animals, there was also a few of these guys that would come out at night to sing to us.

Finally I will leave you with a picture of Mike, my knight in shining armor, with our youngest checking out Danny.

I know this part 2 of our vacation doesn't highlight specific things to do if vacationing in Oregon, but it does show that vacations can be anything. We had just as much fun sitting around talking as we did on the outings that we paid for.

Besides, it's my blog and I can write what I want. ;)

Part 3 to come....


Anonymous said...

Love the photos! Can't wait to hear more about your trip to the most fabulous state in the Union!