I had a very good trip to OR to visit family. It has been two years since I have been to OR. I grew up in OR and all my family still lives there. We try to visit every year or two but it is so hard to see everyone, every trip. This year we went out for my youngest sister’s wedding which gave us a chance to see a lot more people then usual.
She had a very nice beach wedding on the OR coast. It was so beautiful. I miss the Ocean so much, it was great to spend some time at the beach. And it was beautiful weather. When I left home in OK it was in the 90’s, on the OR coast it was in the 50’s. It was so nice to have an escape from the heat.
The wedding was on a Tuesday and it was a small family wedding. We had a big reception for my sister and her new husband on Saturday, though. It was great to see so many family and friends. There were several relatives and friends that I had not seen since I got married fourteen years ago.
We did fit in some other things while we were in OR. We visited the zoo, and again it was a cool day. I forgot that sometimes you need a sweatshirt in July when visiting the northwest. My kids were not a all dressed for weather in the 50’s and low 60’s. We did have a few “hot” days while I was there. But after living in OK for fourteen years, I have a little different definition of what “hot” weather is. I was not feeling sorry for everyone when it was 85 degrees, with no humidity.
We also fit in a quick trip to Powell’s Bookstore. For those of you in the northwest, you know about Powell’s. For those of you who don’t know, it is the best book store to visit. They have a ton of books. New and used. They have all kinds of unique books. I love books and my kids and I bought quite a few. We are now well stocked for reading material.
We also enjoyed some great food and produce that Oregon is known for. I will post more about that in the next few days.
So, I am very thankful for the chance to see all my family and friends. It was a great trip. I am thankful I was able to make it to my sisters wedding and see her begin a new journey in life. But after a busy ten days, I am so thankful to be home. Vacations are nice but I always enjoy coming back home and getting back into our normal routine.