Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Summer Vacation Road Trip

The second week in July we headed East and spent eight days in the Blue Mountains, Pendleton, Walla Walla, Baker City, and Hermiston. If you've heard of those places, you might be from Eastern Oregon or Washington. Some highlights include lovely runs in the mountains and on the river path in Pendleton, riding bikes in the evenings with family, nightly visits to Dairy Queen, dry heat that was comfortable in the shade, lots of dog and human socialization for Glen, and a day at the water park.

All around, it was a lovely vacation.

Here are a few photos from our little adventure:

We hiked to the top of Multnomah Falls,

spent a few days at the family cabin,

played with our friends and family,

and relaxed on the long car rides.

This trip was awesome, but being away from home for 8 days, then spending the next 6 days attending a 10-hour-a-day class kind of threw my life out of whack. Just now, our house is finally clean again, and I am getting back into the swing of stay-at-home parenting. I will probably just finally get my routine down about when I go back to work in the fall, and change it all again. I have a part-time teaching job and also some potential doula work lined up, so I hope to be just the right amount of busy without feeling too overwhelmed.

We used g-Diaper disposable inserts for the first four days of the trip, which was our first time using anything other than cloth, and I plan to do a post about that soon. Keep checking back as I actually have many informative (I hope) blog posts lined up but am just working on finding or taking photos to go with them. What would you like to hear about first? Disposable diaper inserts? Our composting system? How the garden is growing? New recipes and food ideas? A new (to us) slug solution for the garden? Nursing a toddler? Berry picking? If you have a vote, let me know in comments and that will help me choose what I should work on first.


  1. I'm so glad you had a good vacation! We used gDiapers with our trips, too. I would love to see an update on your garden! I think it is wonderful and hope to have one like it one day. As for now, I'm happy keeping my few containers alive.

  2. Thanks, Melissa! I will go out and take some photos of the garden today. It is amazing how much it has grown! I think we are about to be overwhelmed with produce in a week or two.

  3. I am interested to hear about your slug solution ...we are beseiged by slugs this year... ewwwwwww!! And would love to see and hear about your garden too! My container gardening is going well, that John is thinking that we need a raised bed or two next year!! Looking forward to my tomatoes soon!