We had a fabulous vacation.
|Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah|
|Reno, NV LDS Temple|
|Driving over Donner Pass, CA - debating which family member we would eat if we got stuck there.|
We arrived at the beach house just before midnight on Monday. The kids were up at 6:30 am the next morning and ready to hit the beach. We played on the beach all day. We built a sand castle. Searched for cool pieces of drift wood, shells and rocks and got very wet.
|Lilly doing her best to help Molly be less scared of the ocean. Such a great big sister.|
|Renting a house right on the beach was the absolute best way to vacation.|
|When we got tired of playing on the beach, we took a siesta at the house and then went back for more!|
|Oregon was experiencing a heat wave. That worked to our advantage.|
|The kids spent two fun days on the beach playing in the water.|
|The most fun ever.|
|Stayed on the beach until the sun set both nights.|
|Amberly and I woke early to walk the beach to the tidal pools.|
I was absolutely fascinated by Redwood National Park. We took the short hike to Stout Grove where we saw these amazing giant trees. It was otherworldly and truly remarkable.
|Even our big family couldn't hug this tree.|
|Taking some selfies to prove I was there.|
|Day 3 was cool and foggy. We spent time on the rocks looking for sea creatures in the tidal pools.|
|Saying goodbye to our beach on Friday morning.|
|Crater Lake National Park is breathtaking.|
|Everyone was super patient in the car.|
|Took a ride on the Gondola and the ski lift to the top of Sun Valley Ski resort.|