Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Washington State Vacation - Day 6

After the game night, in the wee hours of the morning, we went in to check on Jasmine and this is what we found...thought it would be a good illustration of sleeping in the heat!Our last day with our dear friends was a good one and a HOT one! We decided that if it was going to be hot, we were going to go and find the snow. Luckily, you could do that in Washington and we headed for the mountain so that we could check out the ski lodge and see some snow. We were also hoping it would be cooler up there.After a 45 minute or so drive, we were there. While it was a bit cooler and there were people going up the mountain for skiing and snowboarding, the snow wasn't close enough to the lodge for us to be able to play in and walk in it like I had hoped. It was OK because the view was incredible.We decided to take a tour of the lodge, which reminded me a lot of something you would see in the movies. It was classic ski lodge and very nice. Here are some of the details I took pics of...Jasmine was acting tired and moody so when it was time to try and get a family photo, she wasn't having it. When Jill wanted one with her kids, Ryan wasn't having it so I just took one of her and Sarah.We headed down off the mountain and then went and ate lunch and back to pack our things as we were going to have to go back to Portland for the night because our flights were early the next morning.
We didn't want to leave until after dinner but it was so hot that we decided to go back to Dog Creek and let the kids and ourselves play in the cool water. It was a great way to cool off.We went out for pizza together and then had to say our goodbyes. Jeff finally got to hold Ava and so I had to take a pic of that!We sure do love the Child family and miss them enormously. Our vacation was so great and so what we needed as a family. It was very sad to have to say goodbye for now but we hope we see our friends again very soon!


Jill said...

We were/are so glad you came! It was such a terrific treat for all of us. We'll be missing you until the next adventure together!

oh, can I get pictures from you? You have some great ones, of course :)