Jun 17, 2013


We had a great trip to Oregon. Regan had never met Oregon and our Oregonians had never met Gwen so it was high time. We started out right with some Little Big Burger and Salt & Straw ice cream. This is the best ice cream I have ever eaten in my life. Period. Ample Hills in Brooklyn is a close second but this one wins. It was Gwen's first ice cream. I think we've created a monster.

Then Regan, Gwen and I rented some bikes and rode up and down the river downtown. It rained then the sun came out then it rained then the sun came out then it rained then the sun came out. It was wonderful.

Gwen slept peacefully in her wagon once we took off that enormous helmet

We're in the reflection. We're so clever. 

Then Nate/Dez/Fam joined the party. We feasted outdoors for Matt's birthday. Let's hear it for backyards! 

This basically sums up Gwen and Avery's relationship. Gwen's all over her
and Avery's trying to be cordial about it.

Multnomah Falls

At the top

Sick of all this fresh air

Seaside babes

Cannot remember the last time she fell asleep on me

Cousins/carpet/cheerios/cartoons. Great way to start the morning.

Watching some baseball
International Rose Test Garden. This place was amazing.Pictures don't do the colors/smells justice. 

We also went to the Zoo (Gwen slept through it all) and the Children's Museum, went back to LBB and Salt & Straw, had a water party in the backyard, went to Sonic/Target/Noodles&Co/JoAnn/Winco just to torture ourselves, and generally enjoyed the wide open West. I guess we didn't stay long enough because it was quite a bummer coming home. Next time I'll make sure we really wear out our welcome.


Siouxzy said...

I love the Columbia River Gorge. Jealous...

Jane said...

oregon is so fresh. I'm so glad you went to Little Big Burger and Salt n Straw. Those are MUST GOs in my book. Looked like a great trip!

upto12 said...

Come back now.

bec said...

looks like such a good time, all those cousins and GREEN

shayna said...

I love backyards. This post made me want to move to Oregon. And I must try Salt & Straw ice cream.

momacita said...

Never been to either of those Must Gos. Matt, you've been slacking. Love the picture of Gwen getting in Avery's personal space.

Veronica said...

I love Oregon. Let's move there.