Friday, July 15, 2011

No more furniture

It's been a week since we sold our dining room and living room set. The house felt so empty, but now it's filled with piles of boxes headed to storage, boxes for the D.I., and boxes of things we're still sorting. One week before we leave and our house is a complete disaster! How did we manage to accumulate this much stuff? I mean seriously. There's no reason to have all this useless stuff and I'm glad to be getting rid of it now so that we don't have to lug it around for the next move.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Crazy Camping Trip

So we have less than two weeks before we start our journey towards the East Coast and we are not going to take Anson's piano cross country. He's going to store it at his mom's house, so the piano that she has is going to Anson's sister's house. We get the wonderful task of transferring them both and since Kathy lives pretty close to the beach we decided to take the opportunity to go camping one last time here the the Great NW! I'm not going to go into detail, but let me just say that it was a big pain to do and we still have a piano sitting downstairs.

We didn't get to the beach until about 6:30PM and started setting up camp. After we had everything set up we went to plug in something and it had the wrong kind of outlet. We found another site that had the right power source, packed everything back up in the trailer and moved. Instead of taking down the tent and setting it back up, Sr. and Jr. carried it up the hill and to our new site. It was pretty funny!

The pool was closed for cleaning that day which the kids were disappointed about but by the time we got done setting up camp they would have had only 45 minutes to swim before the pool closed. The plan for that night was for the kids to sleep in the tent, Sr to sleep in the trailer and because I didn't want to leave the boys alone, I was going to sleep in the tent with them. We were watching a movie in the trailer and I started getting tired so I went to go lay down. I can't remember why, but Sr. said that everybody is going to sleep in the trailer now (maybe he thought it would be too cold). So once again, we take everything out of the tent and switch it with stuff from the trailer. (food, microwave, tv, table, etc.). Once we were all situated the wood smell of the trailer (because it was new and hadn't been cured yet) started bothering Anson...but had bothered me all night. Needless to say, we didn't sleep so well. The boys had no problem though. The next morning I had a terrible migraine and no medicine. The "store" at the campground didn't open until 10AM, so I hopped in the front seat of the car, where it was quiet and dark and napped off and on until my medicine kicked in. I was then able to get up and shower and eat.

After lunch we headed down to Cape Kiwanda where the kids love to climb the sand dunes. We had a lot of fun but weren't prepared because we didn't bring food or drink. I would have loved to have stayed longer though.

After Anson Sr.'s nap time, he and I headed up the dunes and took some pictures of the beautiful view.

After the beach, we went back to the campground and played some putt putt golf.

That night we roasted marshmallows, made s'mores, and watched another movie outside by the fire pit. It was a great day and night.

We all slept better in the tent and packed up and headed for home by noon. Originally we planned on staying an extra day, but we ran out of food! We could have gone to Fred Meyer's in Tillamook but the kids wanted to go home....oh well. Sr. and I wanted to stay the extra day, but the kids won. All in all it was a nice trip.