Wednesday, March 30, 2016

March

One more day left in the month.  And apparently the only blog post of the month as well.  Life has been very full.

Riley and I just returned from several days in Oregon and Washington.  We stayed with my friend Jeanine and her family in Camas.  Each day we did something new.  First day we went to Portland, Slappy Cakes, OMSI and Multnomah Falls.  It was pouring rain but we had a blast anyway.

Day Two we traveled up through Washington and across the Lewis and Clark Bridge into Astoria, Oregon.  We visited our friends and their "Frite and Scoop" shop right on the Columbia River.  They opened almost two years ago and it has the most amazing custard ice cream.  We got the Hokey Pokey which is an Australian custard ice cream with honeycomb pieces.  Delicious!  We also had raspberry, lemon and other flavors.  So yummy.  Later that morning we drove down the coast to Seaside.  We rented a recumbent bike for two and rode through the streets to the beach.  Riley kept crying out "woo hoo!" and yelling hi to everyone she saw.  She said it was one of her favorite things.

Day Three we saw the end of the Oregon Trail and took a two hour horseback ride.  We learned how to take care of horses, brushed them, and fed them horse pellet snacks.  We were able to trot, walk, and kick giant balls through the arena.  It was too wet to do the trails, but we loved spending time on the horses.  Riley was a natural!  Her horse was Litago and he chose her from the minute she was near him.  He kept snuggling his face next to hers and nuzzling her.  It was precious.  My horse was Popper and he was somewhat stubborn, but did what you asked if you prodded.

Day Four we bought some souvenirs and went to the airport.

It was a wonderful trip.

This weekend Jeremy and Julia leave for Oklahoma for a Daddy/Daughter spring campout.  It'll be nice for them to have time together!

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