Oh, how we love Oregon!!! EVERY SINGLE time…. It NEVER disappoints! The scenery was beautiful, the adventures were great & couldn’t have asked for better company. The week threw us a curveball with the weather, which made things more interesting. Just made things more interesting.
First, we got to the airport, checked in & to the gate. Only to find that our flight to Portland had been cancelled. They had received an unpredicted 10″ of snow the night before. So, Justin & my bro said, “Well, we’re flying somewhere today!” So we hung out for a few extra hours and hopped on a flight to Seattle. Only to find out, our luggage was headed to LA, & would get to Portland on the next available flight. Our plan was to fly to Seattle, then rent a car & car seats. Then drive to Portland. However, we heard there was a beautiful Amtrak train that takes the route in the AM. That was the best! No car rental, no car seats & no driving. Perfect! My SIL hooked us up with a night at the Crown Plaza Seattle. Great place, even without luggage!
We made it to Portland!!!!! We hung out at my so hospitable other bro & SIL’s place, and enjoyed the snow for a couple of days. They of course took us to some cool spots in the city for a few great views.
Our original plan was to head to the mountains to ski. However, the roads were just too dangerous, so my bro took care of it. We were off to the coast! Ready to hit the beach, & enjoy some warm 50 degree weather. It’s always a beautiful drive, but never like this.
The trip was unforgettable! We loved spending so much time with our amazing family & beautiful sights. After all, it’s pretty amazing that 6 adults, 6 kids under 6, a snowstorm & a road trip all took place… and there were essentially no conflicts! That’s when you know your in good company. We look forward to MANY more travels with this crew.