Wednesday, September 15, 2010

How to have an exhausting Monday, or the day we took the family to Crater Lake

Start the day with a healthy dose of orange rolls.
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Jump off energy from the sugar in the orange rolls before piling into the van and driving away.
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Get the dog all excited when you stop at Dairy Queen for fries.
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Then drive and drive some more before arriving at this amazing place.
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Take lots and lots of pictures.
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Try not to freak out when the kids get near the edge.
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Try to look relaxed when you realize the sheer drop off down into the lake.
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Let the dog look at the scenery too.
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Eat lunch and peruse the gift shop, then pile into the van just as a storm breaks out.  Drive and drive and drive home, tired and happy.
Finish the day with a lighting and thunder storm and a plate of awesome brownies, while watching season two of The Office. (After the kids are in bed, of course.)
I love adventure Monday.  And I loved seeing Crater Lake, so did they-even if they whined about that long drive.
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What adventures have you had lately?

4 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful, that is worth the drive. Cute pictures, the family shot is adorable. I'm with you, I'd be sweatin' bullets with the kids near the wall edge too.

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  2. that looks like such a fun day! that family picture is great.

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  3. THAT was a day trip away?!? Gorgeous! What a great day.

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