Monday, August 10, 2009

Summer Vacation

How do you go through a couple hundred picutres taken over the course of three weeks and thousands of miles to pull out just a couple to share? Here are a few, but welcome over to view the rest and to hear our stories :). We had a great time. We stopped in the Badlands and at Mt. Rushmore on our way to Seattle. There we attended Nolan Fredrickson and Beky Martin's wedding. The next portion of our trip was in Longview for Summer Services. From there we camped on the Pacific, then on to Spokane. Our last stop was in Great Falls Montana to tour a General Mills plan that Wayne goes to often. The only mishap was a flat tire on the trailer when we were almost back into MN. The spare was on in a matter of moments and we were back on the road. Our "Finn boy," Tompa, and Brian were with us through the time in Longview. Kelsey Fredrickson and Denise joined us in Longview for the rest of the trip. That made for 12 on the way out, 12 on the way back, and 14 while out there. It was a wonderful trip! ....Wayne and I are on a cliff in the Badlands:

Everyone but Eric and Denise were able to be at the wedding.
At Cape Disappointment on the Pacific.

Kelsey and Debbie... There are just so many photo ops on the beach!

This is the bridge in Austoria. It is about 4 miles long and begins by circling into the clouds :)

There were about 2500 people at services. A wonderful time!

Wayne, Michelle and I went with Kim and Skeeter Byman and Kayla on his boat for a couple hour ride down the Columbia River. We docked in Clatskanine and went to eat. Cool!

We miss them so, so much now that they are in Washington!

Our little adorable princess, Abigail.

At Sheila and Ed's in Spokane.

Our bunch at General Mills. Very interesting! Not an opportunity the general public gets. Wayne had a special "in."

At one of the 7 falls/dams in Great Falls.

Quick tire change before being home, sweet home :).


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Fun pictures! Looks like you had a wonderful time. :)

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Fun pictures. Shows you had a wonderful time. We have seen the
Astoria Bridge twice but don't know
if I'd have the courage to go over
it. I certainly wouldn't drive it
myself; afraid I'd get dizzy. dk

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing!

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Looks like a fun trip!