Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Girls just wanna have fun. . . Part 2 (in Seaside, OR)

I just can't stand it if I'm not traveling sometime, somewhere, with someone. . . so in mid August, a couple of gal pals and I decided to hit the road and take off to Cannon Beach and Seaside Oregon.

(Thanks Frank, for the use of your sweet lil' beach house) where one of us got a bit wet and cranky:

While some of us managed to stay cool, calm, and collected. . . (as well as dry)

We had such a great time relaxing and beach combing and even found a baby seal to suntan with:

And what road trip can be complete without pigging out on sundry delectables as well as over-sized elephant ears:

You just can't go to Seaside without visiting the Promenade indoor mall and find crazy stuff in the store to justify silly photo ops:

Thanks to my crazy gal pals who always are up for living it up, laughing, and loafing at any ole' time.

Until next time. . . . 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Girls just wanna have fun. . .

I've figured out something recently. . . no matter where I go--there I am.  And it's kinda fun to just up and leave your cares behind and get out on the road with the girls.

This past May we decided to head through Sisters and Bend, Oregon and have a rip-roaring, relaxing time.  (if there is such a thing)

Well, what do you know?  In Sisters, we just had to stop and partake of the specialties after seeing that sign--I mean, it had our name right on it!  Fabulous people?  What, are  you kidding?

Then it was on to shopping along the way to Bend to find the 'perfect thing':

We stayed at this amazing resort right on the river and had a blast hitting balls on the driving range, working out at the Fitness Center and dancing in the club until 2:00 a.m.  Of course there was some 'nature stuff' to hike around and take in as well. . . 

Even though we climbed rocks and forded streams--there was always an opportunity for a good photo op. . . you know, posing moment:

Thanks to my gal pals for having the no-common sense, no-holds-barred, ready on a moment's notice to just 'up n' go' and take to the road for some fun and frolic. . . .

And a big thanks to the beautiful northwest and mother nature for creating some fabulous weather and beautiful scenes for us to peruse and enjoy. . . 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Frolicking on the 4th. . .

This past 4th of July was AWESOME for me and my lil' family. 

 My oldest son flew in from Utah to join in the merriment. . .

--and middle son and his wife drove up from Utah as well. 

 Since my daughter and her family already live here, the only one that was missing was my youngest son who is currently serving a church mission in the Philippines.

We started the day off with a trip to Horning's Hideout in North Plains, Oregon.  It's an amazing place with a lake and trails and peacocks running around everywhere--not to mention 54 holes of disc golf:

Then it was on to a Fourth of July Parade at the coast where the only thing I managed to capture (besides the tons of candy thrown by the folks on the floats) was a photo of men in skirts.  I know what my priorities are and nothing says 'TIME TO FILM' like a bunch of bagpipe marching men wearing kilts. . .

(although dear daughter managed to capture many moments quite nicely with her camera)

Then it was fun and frolic at the coast until a bonfire could be built, s'mores made, and fireworks set off. . . Fun and frolic included lots of ridiculous posing:

Beach-combing and taking in the ocean itself:

 and checking out the lighthouse at Cape Mears:

And getting in a 'photo op' with the Octopus Tree:

Stopping at a local arcade just made one of the brothers glad and one of the brothers mad. . . see if you can figure out which was which from the photo:

I loved having everyone home together--and the fact that we got to eat like pigs and blow stuff up in honor of the holiday made it especially exciting.

Ahhhh. . . I almost forgot (sneaking a peek at daughter-in-law's blog reminded me)  These brothers get a bit weird/sentimental at times:

(Please note: I'm sure there will be more photos to add to this posting--as I need to snag a few from my daughter-in-law and daughter.  There were so many photographers and so little that were blog worthy--at least from my camera  Go figure!)

Until then. . . we'll all have to wait with bated breath for the ending of this posting. . . it could be like the song that never ends. . . maybe I should at least say:


Wait no longer!  Now I can finally add the actual frolic:

And the fireworks!

Now I can finally say it was a very:   


And this last picture I will post (taken by my lovely daughter) sums it up quite nicely: