Wednesday, July 18, 2007

SOME Highlights Of Our Trip Out West

This post will mostly be pictures. I'll add some little blurbs about each pic, but I hope you enjoy seeing some of what we did in CA/WA/OR.
We had an excellent time. The trip started with a mechanical cancellation of our flight from Pheonix to Ontario. Lucky for us, Michelle, Lauren and Morgan saved us from our 7 hour delay. We went to lunch, Starbucks, the mall and their house for a while.

We arrived safely in CA that evening and got our cool car...a Charger.....too bad it didn't have a Hemi, but we had fun in it anyway. :)

We got to see all of our family. It was nice since we only go to California every other year (yea, so we can actually take a VACATION in the other years!). :)

We got to meet Michelle and her very cool little chicks. We met at a really neat fabric store, then went to lunch. It was a nice visit and it's nice to be able to say she's an "IRL" friend :).

What's a trip to CA without a trip to Disneyland?! We went to Disneyland with the Evil Queen herself! My sis, Wendy and her wonderful kid Kelsey. We had a total blast riding rides, taking pictures of freaky people and each other, and just spending time with each other.

When we were at Disneyland, we ran into Sara's 1st grade teacher! It SOUNDS pretty random, but her teacher is a DISNEY FREAK!!! :) So, she goes quite often, and it was a treat to see her.

More visiting friends....we went swimming with Sonja and Wes and Lacey. We also got to go out to dinner that night with them and Mom, Bee, Jean and Steen.

Here are the cute cousins. :) I wish they could see each other more, since they all get along really well. We're hoping they get to come out soon to visit us.

After our 2 weeks visiting friends and family in California, we headed north to the Great Pacific Northwest. I had reserved a 4 door midsize car. We got a Ticket Red 2-door Mustang. It was very fun to drive. V-8s are cool! :)

The 4th of July was spent at our friend's house. There were TONS of people.....we spent the day eating and swimming and visiting. That evening we did fireworks and had a great time!

On Friday, Kirsten, Sara and I went to Daiso in Federal Way. It's a Japanese dollar store. I got a little chick plate, a Chicken timer, some cute foil, and some little japanese handtowels.

That evening we went out to sushi at Sushi Hana with the Hisatomi family. Good times! :)

Saturday morning Sara played violin in the park with Kirsten and 2 high school violin students. She had a great time and made $7.00.

Saturday, I made a trip to my favoritest store...Fabric Depot. I will post pics of my fabric later, but I spent 3.5 hours and only $136.00! I was hoping to meet up with quilty blog buddies, but things just didn't work out. Maybe next year! :)

Sara and I spent a night in HEAVEN...Cannon Beach, Oregon. It's the bestest place in the whole Universe!

We had lunch at Bill's Tavern and I had some of my favorite beer, Blackberry Beauty. It's a wheat beer with 60 pounds of fresh berries! :) I had the FRESH halibut fish and chips. YUMMY!!!!!

I made a quickie trip to see Monica and her new place. I was hoping to meet Wende, but my trip was just too fast....darn it! Hopefully next year! :)

Ok, you all know I love my van....Baby is the most beautiful van in the world, and I'm not even biased. :) But this made us laugh a lot. It's a pimped out Aerostar. This will never happen to Baby!

Those are some of the highlights from our trip. It was fun to see everyone, but it was nice to get back to my own bed after 3 weeks of running! :)


Wende said...

Looks like you had an amazing trip... and the weather was perfect for the whole thing! :D

Patti said...

OK - what time were you at Fabric Depot? I got there about 11:40. I wandered around a little and did some shopping. At 12:00 I went to the information booth and had the lady announce "Would Cindy please come to the information booth to meet Patti who is waiting for her?" I hung around there for 10 minutes or so, then had her announce it again. Still no Cindy. So I wandered around the store another 15 minutes or so, then had her announce it one more time. I gave up about 1:30 and headed on down the freeway to Babies R Us to buy gifts for the baby shower on Sunday.

I'm so sorry to have missed seeing you! I wonder if you were in the store then and just didn't hear the announcements.

linda said...

A Japanese Dollar Store? I want to live near one of those! Looks like a fun-filled trip. :o)

Kairle said...

What a fun trip! We vacationed in So. Calif. over spring break and had a great time.

My DD and her friends would have a heyday in the Japanese $ store. She spent 6 weeks in Japan last summer and came home with lots of fun goodies.

oilclothjunkie said...

That looks like a wonderful trip. I love how you'll rent one kind of car and end up with a completely different one. I thought I was getting a sensible, inexpensive 4 door car and wound up getting a PT Cruiser last time I had to rent a car.

Also that Fabric Store looks amazing. I'm impressed that you didn't spend more, I probably would have stocked up for the year. :)

PamKittyMorning said...

Daiso.. Yeah! Berry Beer! Its the only beer that I like! FAbric! Beautiful kids! Monica! Sounds like a great trip!

Oh and the word verification starts with PAM!!

Michelle said...

Good times! I'm so glad that I got to meet you. It was such fun. I'm glad the rest of your trip went well!