Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday #1 – Random Thoughts (in Pics)

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A little indoor play at Barnes and Noble…to stay out of the smoky air in our area.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs. Lego Friends…who would win?
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Healthy dinner – a little later than my goal schedule, but still good to have!
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Sporting some bangles I have not worn in over a year! I like the sparkle and jangle.
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Sad times for Giants fan, as demonstrated by our local “dress-up” goose. ūüė¶

 

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Travelin’ Tuesday #1 – Along the Oregon Trail…

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We are closing in on the end of summer here on the West Coast and with that comes our end-of-summer trip. ¬†This will be our second such trip with my in-laws and I’m excited to see it turning into a tradition of sorts! ¬†Last year we spent the week in a cabin at a near-by lake and it was nice, but got at least a little dull at points during the week. ¬†This year, we are going to repeat some or most of the trip that we did as a family at the beginning of the summer. ¬†We’re going to Oregon!

When we went at the beginning of summer, we had a great time. ¬†We did so much! ¬†We are going to do some of my daughter’s favorites again – the Dinosaur Gardens, the Oregon Coast Aquarium and maybe Seal Cove. ¬†We are also going to try to visit some family and friends up in that area. ¬†I am looking forward to it, but we have a lot of planning to do. ¬†Figuring out how far we want to drive each day, getting hotel reservations, figuring out when we will be in what areas to let friends and family know. ¬†I’m sure we will want to visit some of the breweries we visited before as well.

Whenever I’m planning a trip, I like to try to plot out as much about the trip as possible. ¬†I am happy to make changes during the trip if we see fit, but I like to have a plan to start at least. ¬†What is your trip planning process? ¬†Do you like to wing it or are you a Type-A traveler who likes to have a strict itinerary that is closely followed?

More on the trip in coming Travelin’ Tuesday posts!