Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Mighty Northwest

We started our trip in Seattle...

My favorite part of Seattle is Pike Place.

Paul and Krynn met us up there and we watched the Mariners beat Detroit. It was a very good game. The retractable roof was so cool.

Corey's favorite part of Seattle was flipping off the protesters. He loves Israel.

I had 2 new nieces to meet and they were so sweet and adorable and fun to squeeze!

Bradley is my oldest nephew and I haven't seen him in a while so it was so weird that he can talk and carry on a conversation. He is hilarious!

Jackson cannot carry on a conversation yet and has a short attention span but he is so funny and adorable! He's got a lot of energy.

Annie is the world's chunkiest baby and the sweetest thing ever. She can just hang out all day and not cry or fuss at all. Unless she's hungry.

Audrey is brand new and so so sweet! She is so little and fun to hold. She's my brother and Krynn's first baby and they are the cutest parents.

Corey keeps reminding me that we don't need kids because I can just take care of him instead...

We went to Crater Lake without any of the kids since traveling anywhere further than 20 minutes usually requires multiple stops.

I guess I didn't realize there would be 4 ft of snow at Crater Lake in June. We didn't stay for long. I was kind of embarrassed to even get out of the car to take pictures since I was in shorts.

Falls Creek Falls is one of my favorite hikes close to Roseburg. It's a little over a mile and the forest is incredible. I've found few places more beautiful than this...in my opinion.

Mo's famous clam chowder was not as good as I remembered it...The restaurant was right on the water though and it was such a pretty day. After we left Florence we drove to Eugene to see my friends Christie and Zac but I didn't get any pictures while we were there. We just hung out and watched the end of the Lakers game...they won :)

Here are some pictures from around Roseburg

Some from Eugene


Then we went home. We had so much fun with my family and friends. I love love love the Northwest and will always miss it but I don't know if I would live there again. I miss the friendliness, the laid back atmosphere and all the weird people that live there. Now, our next family reunion will hopefully be in Hawaii at Paul and Krynn's new place!

Thursday, June 3, 2010