Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Our Oregon Trip

My brother, Richard, and M.E. and I went on a road trip to Oregon, to visit our Grandma. My mom and nephew were meeting us there from Washington. It was a fun week, all together. Doing things we don't normally do when we visit Grandma. Here is our vacation in pictures.

We went to the Hatfield Science Center and touched all sorts of sea creatures.
Said "hi" to some fish
Observed a huge crab
And giggled about funny looking creatures

We went to Tillamook Cheese Factory, and saw how cheese was made.


Sampled cheese

Sat in the Loaf Van

And ate ice cream with Nanny

We went to the Blue Heron, down the 101, and became a ram and a llama.
We pet a donkey
Met a goat.
And a ewe.

And we found a quaint little quilt and fabric shop located along the 101, in the basement of a home.
Where we were greeted by this cute dog.


And of course I couldn't leave without some fabric.

And we made it to the beach the night before we had to leave.
M.E. loves the beach. 

She especially loved the wading pools.



Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Our Vacation: The Fun We Had

The one warm day we had, we did some painting for my mom and then all ran in the sprinkler with M.E.







Swinging at the famous Gilbert House in Yakima, WA.

In front of the Fruit Stand, up the road from our farm. I love this place. The best fruit and veggies in the state, also an antique shop in the back, where we bought a vintage state plate.

The original Fruit Stand is directly across the street, it now holds their storage.


Inside the Fruit Stand
African woven baskets

A Washington Staple

Delicious fruit.


Locally made jellies and jams

Locally made flavored honey, in bear containers!

We also drove up to the orchards, and came across this beautiful cherry orchard

And on our last day, we went to Tree Top General Store. Tree Top Apple Juice is located in Selah, WA


Monday, July 8, 2013

Our Vacation: Yakama Nation Toppenish

We were able to go to the Yakama Nation Cultural Center and a popular Native Reservation town called Toppenish, where they have murals all over the town. We also took a mural tour and ate at an old fashioned soda shoppe. We had a great time seeing the cultural history of Central Washington.
Cultural Center

You can camp in a tee-pee at the cultural center. So rad!


We took our mural tour in a covered wagon, pulled by two horses.


A mural of prostitutes in the windows of this building.


















At the soda shoppe






Enjoying bubblegum ice cream for the first time.




We had a great time, even with the cold weather.