Monday, July 12, 2010

Oregon Coast and Vancouver

Ryan had a conference scheduled in Vancouver, Washington so we decided to make a little family vacation of the trip.  Here are a few pictures of our adventures.  We spent 3 days on the coast first and then headed inland to the Portland/Vancouver area.  

What used to be the largest Sitka Spruce in North America.  The top blew off about 2 1/2 years ago, but it's still an impressive tree. 


Ecola State Park
Tillamook Creamery-a must see for dairy lovers.  

Portland Children's Museum
The Portland Zoo
Japanese Garden and Rose Garden in Portland
Bonneville Dam Fish ladder
Multnomah Falls

One event I didn't get a good picture of-we brought home two new family members.  Someone at a gas station had 2 cute puppies they were giving away.  My husband has a very soft spot for homeless animals and we now have two (because we couldn't separate the brother and sister) new puppies, named Sugar and Snap.  They both rode 4 hours home on Ryan's lap (fleas and all.)  I'll post pictures with the kids later (with fleas all dead).  
I guess I should go clean out my car instead of playing on Blogger.  I'm sure the girls will post more pictures on Facebook.  


Erin L said...

Sounds like so much fun! I'm jealous about the puppies. Someone at walmart the other day was giving away little lab puppies and if we weren't living in grandma's house/moving across the country next week we would totally have taken one home.

Karianne said...

So fun. I wish I could've gone. Maybe some day... Call me when you have a few minutes to chat.

becky said...

You have totally inspired me! And I still want to stop by and see that cool new door...