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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Our Weekend Getaway...

I'm going to try to make this short, as to not bore any of you :)
I have lots and lots of pictures, and I'll just throw in some words as needed! (and I'll apologize ahead of time, because most of these pictures are cell phone pics. Sorry!)

Saturday:
We woke up early and made the 3.5 hour drive to Portland, stopping just once for breakfast.
 Breakfast
 Roadtrip reading material
 Trying to get Scott to smile. Impossible.
We made it!!

We got to Portland too early to check into the hotel, so we headed straight to the Zoo!
You'll have to excuse the snotty nose....
 And her crazy outfit!




 Barely taller than a baby bear!



We spent Saturday evening exploring Ikea (tax-free!!) and hanging out in the hotel room. It's amazing how doing nothing somewhere other than home can be so relaxing!




Sunday:
We woke up early (thanks to our living, breathing alarm clock, Elliott) and ate breakfast at the hotel. Once we had all of our things packed up, we headed for the Children's Museum.
 Light-up block tables
 The water room was so cool! And it was blue!
Clay! 
 Curious George!
Learning how to golf.

We stopped for lunch at Joe's Crab Shack in Vancouver before making the trek back home.


 Mmmmm
 Being silly with the crab leg
 Scott hates seafood, but he always crack the crab for me :)
Tormenting Ellie. I'm sure she'll hate seafood, just like her daddy!

And finally, we saw this on our way out of Vancouver:
I've been wanting to visit the Cotton Babies store ever since I heard of it opening a few months ago. I was so bummed to learn that they're closed on Sundays! I was sooo close!

Sorry about the massive photo dump, but I did warn you!
I had so much fun on our weekend away. It was definitely hard to come home and step back into the real world!
I can't wait for summer and all of the adventures it will bring!

~Amanda

3 comments:

Ashley said...

I have never heard of Cotton Babies before. If you do not mind my asking, what hotel did you guys stay at and was it decently priced??? We have been wanting to take a weekend trip to Portland, but trying to get the extra $$$ is proving to be a little more difficult...lol

I LOVE the pics!

uwmomma said...

I tried to email you, but I don't think it worked! :)
Cotton babies is a cloth diaper store :)
And, we stayed at the Clarion. I would recommend it, or any hotel near the airport. It was just a little calmer than downtown, and cheaper! It had a pool, refrigerator, and microwave, which were all important to me. The rooms started at $80 I believe.....and use any kind of discount you can think of! We got a military discount, but they also have USAA and other ways to get discounts. I hope you have a great trip! When are you going?

Barbara said...

love the pictures!! Road trips are so much fun.....I'm happy you all were able to get out and do that!