Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bite of the Mosquito

Day 3 found us on an outdoor adventure. We decided to hike up to a nearby waterfall.

But, when you are traveling with a bunch of toddlers and a 7 month pregnant woman, you make a lot of potty breaks. But, it wasn't that bad, because every pit stop was beautiful. Especially this one where the views were as good as the snacks we had.
 I mean look at that mountain/volcano behind them!
And boy, those boys are cute!
 We finally made it to the hike. Okay, it was less a hike than a nice small walk to the waterfall. But, it was one of the toughest hikes ever because of mosquitoes. Oh man the mosquitoes. The family made a long train, in which we swatted and smashed the mosquitoes on the person in front of us. There were multiple landings each minute. I could never live in Oregon simply because of the mosquitoes. It changed the whole week for us, as we itched our lives away night after night. Bunch of dumbies. I can't even say I loved the hike because of it, but we somehow survived. And the waterfall of course was beautiful.
 And everything was so green and lush; and gorgeous.
 Griffin was happy on the trail when he was finally released.
 On the way home we stopped by an old timber museum. It was not so much a museum as much as a bunch of really old timber equipment out in the open to check out. The kids enjoyed it and played their hearts out.
 All of them.
 Then we found an old bridge and river.
 Which of course meant the boys had to jump off of it, into the freezing cold river. I think it ended up being the highlight of the day.

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