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
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.