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Colorado

Ok, so I’m going to be lame and just link some of my more interesting travel posts here 🙂 You can also search for more stories.

  1. Roadtrip with Jes. Phase 1 this was a roadtrip with a girlfriend, her three kids, and not the best planning 🙂 The photos from the trip can be seen on photobucket. We got some truly amazing sunrise photos coming up through the Grapevine. Oh yeah, the trip was from Portland to SoCal and a week later we did the return trip 
  2. Photo Friday – ok, not really a blog post, but the topic was travel. This was taken on a roadtrip to Las Vegas with 2 kids.
  3. SoCal to Grand Junction
  4. Last year’s trip to Vegas

And this little exercise has made me realize that though I love to blog, and I love to travel, I haven’t blogged much about travelling!! Either that or I need to go back and really do my labels.

But if you want to take a look at the photos of all the places I have been recently:
Thanks for reading.
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Well, Labor Day has come and gone. And the last week of summer has been exciting to say the least. Well, some parts of it were exciting. I got a good tip on a gymnastics studio in Huntington Beach and Joy did a free lesson. As you can see, she LOVED it. I bought her a leotard (which she lived in for 2 days) and signed her up for classes. Not sure when they start as she will be the 3rd girl in a brand new class.

In a previous post I showed you how well she has come along in her skateboarding. At the beginning of summer she could barely scoot along. Then she was introduced to a cruiser. Now she can zig-zag, do hills (sort of, hops off if she goes too fast), and can confidently tackle the skatepark. That was a field trip with daycamp. I have the feeling that as soon as she can swim without floaties or a life-jacket she’s going to ask for a surfboard. It’s the next logical step. I’m a bit relieved that she wants a cruiser more than a regular skateboard. You can’t do tricks on a cruiser. 🙂

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made it to Vegas. 80 degrees and Zoe is ready to get out of the car

This more represents our actual route. We didn’t take the coast, didn’t stay in a hotel, and drove straight through. We left Hillsboro about 11:30 AM and had a few errands to run before actually hitting the road. We stopped in Grants Pass for dinner, got directions to Wal-Mart, and then were on the road again. Jes drove from Portland to GP, I drove from GP to …. somewhere south of Sacramento where we gassed up again. I drove from Lodi (I think) to Pasadena, we rested a bit and got the kids breakfast and stretch out some before the final leg that Jes took by herself from Pasadena to Yorba Linda. WHEW!!! And we get to do it again on Tuesday — in reverse.

Today is the day. I get into Portland about 9:30 tonight and we start driving … around 3 or 4 tomorrow morning I think. We’re going to take the 5 as far as we can and then cut over to the coast for a while before going back on the 5 and then to Jes final destination.

Good thing I am bringing my GPS, this is going to be a good test of it. Especially when it comes to finding rest stops and the like.

To quote Jes, “EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited!!!” Hope the kids have fun too.

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