Monday, July 14, 2014

Traveling Well


Hello There Beloved Reader

Please give me a minute while I dust off the cobwebs from this here bloggy poo. 
We hit the ground running as the school year wrapped up for my Fab 4. There was the usual end of the school year fanfare with graduations, concerts, award ceremonies, birthday parties etc...blah blah blah

And then it was time for the long awaited trip to the PNW.
This trip was like the trophy after a long tiring marathon that my Fab 4 earned this year as they transitioned from living in Redmond, Washington to Reno, Nevada.


We all couldn't wait to see sights like this...




Sigh.
The above photograph was taken at Cannon Beach where the classic 80's movie The Goonies was filmed.

So we of course had to take our own Goonies epic photograph.

Aren't my Goonies, I mean my Fab 4 so cute?




I read this quote shortly after we arrived home from our trip, it says;

"It is better to travel well, than to arrive."
Buddha


It resonates with me because often times I can just be all about getting somewhere instead of just enjoying the ride.
As any parent I'm sure can attest, you really do just want to get there sometimes when you've been stuck in a car for umpteen hours with kids.
But, when we arrived here, my friend who lives in Astoria Oregon said to me, 
"Don't Rush!" 
Her comment stopped my vacation pace in it's fast paced tracks, and I thought to myself... yea Don't Rush man, Er... Yer on Vacation Dammit !!

Breathe deep this view.

That is one, of the many things I appreciate about driving old VW's, is that they cause you to slow down and enjoy the view.

And what a great view I have.


My view on this trip was not only filled with beautiful scenery that the PNW always provides, but it was overflowing with the people that make any and all places on this earth worth the trip.
Cousin Alison, Cousin Jeananne and the whole Pellant crew,Vita, Tia Andre, Promise, Samantha, Niki, Jentry and her girls, Uncle John, Amoure and Kalie, Tasha, Papa Russ, Gramma B, and Great Gramma... that means YOU!!


From my oldest to my youngest...



To my middles in between ...




There was nothing but breath taking views on this trip.


We had a wonderful time in Portland, Astoria, and Medford Oregon, and then of course our old hometown of Redmond Washington and Seattle. 
It was SO great to see family and friends and how life has changed over the course of this year in the PNW.
There were memories made that I will treasure and I know my Fab 4 will too, as we head back into the busy months of the school year.

And I can't say thank you enough to all who made this trip so special; Cousin Alison, Cousin Jeananne and the whole Pellant crew,Vita, Tia Andre, Promise, Samantha, Niki, Jentry and her girls, Uncle John, Amoure and Kalie, Tasha, Papa Russ, Gramma B, and Great Gramma.

We love you all so much. 
You made the PNW view that much grander. 

4 comments:

shontell said...

Blah blah. I'm glad you're home. Ok FINE. Glad you had a good time. But I'm gladder you're home. Yah. I made that word up. Just now.

No(dot dot)el said...

Blah blah, It's good to be home Shontelly!! And I'm gladder YOU are still HERE!! I love made up words.

Bernadette Veenstra said...

I recognize that scarf...=)

No(dot dot)el said...

@Bernadette- YES!! That's the one you gave me friend. We use it all the time, and actually it has been confiscated by the girl you see in the picture, daughter Chloe. Time to snatch it back! At least you know it's getting good use, even if not by me alone.

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