Monday, September 10, 2012

Being Cheesey

So on Labor day we decided to jaunt down to Tillimook Or. to visit the famous Cheese Factory. I have wanted to go for some time and the day was perfect. It was about 2 hrs out there and we got there at a great time because as we were leaving a huge rush came in. Here's the kids behaving like pigs:
From 2012-09-03 Tillimook
Here they are getting in the act:
From 2012-09-03 Tillimook
Farmer Charles and old Lizzy bell. I had been on the tour at Dairy Gold a few times before, I liked this one better, even though the floor was closed for the holiday. There were interactive kiosks and we did see some cheese packaged for aging. The ice cream was great and the cheese samples superb. We had lunch at their cafe and the cheese sandwiches were ok. We all had a fun time though. Next time I hope to do a little more exploring in the town.

Camping urban style

So we wanted to go camping this summer as a family. I have fond memories of camping with my family growing up. Lizzy was super excited so over labor day weekend we decided to try our luck, not thinking that on any given 3 day weekend there will be no spur of the moment spots open. Alas. So we did the next best thing! We went out to the Battle Ground State Park on Saturday and hiked and played and enjoyed the day.
I liked it. Lizzy was more interested in running around then communing with nature, but that's OK. Maybe later she'll actually look at her surroundings instead of rushing past them. I hope!

Giving Thanks

  This year we celebrated with my Sister and her family. It was great fun as always, even though we had some illness strike. Poor Emily woke...