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Family Visit in Oregon

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We went out to Oregon for over a week to visit with Chuck’s brother and his parents.  We stayed busy but had a great time.

The first day we went to a nearby farm and had fun visiting the animals and letting the kids play.

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The next day, we headed to the Oregon Coast and went on a dune buggy tour before meeting up with the rest of the family at our rented beach house.

The following day, some of the family went for a walk on the beach.

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Later, the 3 of us went out on the boat while Mara enjoyed some time (and licorice ice cream!) with Grandma and Grandpa.

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Later, we went to Pacific City, Oregon to let the kids play on the massive sand hill.  This thing is ginormous!  Chuck and the kids went up (Beckett ran up and down it 3 times) and had a blast running down.

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The next day it was time to learn to hang glide and then back to Chuck’s brother’s house.

Chuck’s brother is a firefighter and works on a fire boat.  We were lucky enough to meet him at work and get to take the fire boat out.  Each of us got to drive it and the kids got to shoot the water cannons.  Very cool.

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We even visited the fire house where the kids got to slide down the fire pole!  Beckett couldn’t resist doing it over and over.

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Later in the week, the kids went out blueberry picking.  They came home with 25lbs of blueberries plus marionberries and more!  Most of them were eaten within a few days!  In fact, I think that’s what the kids ate for lunch the one day.

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On our last full day, the adults went out wine tasting in the Willamette Valley.  We went to 3 different vineyards and had some really good wine (and the BEST cheese!).  It was a beautiful day and really nice to spend with family.

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Sadly then our trip was over and it was time to say goodbye and head home.  Hopefully we’ll get to see each other soon!

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