Vallecito Reservoir in southwest Colorado 85 miles from Farmington, is a small quiet reservoir with several camp grounds around it, none of them overly full. We are enjoying the view from our site, the breeze, and the feeling of being out here by ourselves. It is a completely different feel than the crowded state campgrounds in Oregon.
This last weekend grandma and grandpa Owens called us up and invited us to go the beach with them. The kids were very excited, but unfortunately Sarah had to work and was unable to join us (she was greatly missed). So I loaded up the kids and the dog, and meet them in Lincoln City. We spent a little bit of time at the outlet mall, where the girls got some new shoes. (Thank you very much grandma, they were greatly needed.) We ended up going on south to Newport. The next day we spent the morning down on the bay-front. Caleb was most excited when he say Ripley’s believe it or not museum and grandma told him that we were going to go through it. It was exciting to see all of the oddities that were there. The last day we spent some time at a nearby park. It was a fun and relaxing weekend. Thank you very much for everything Grandma and Grandpa. We Love You.
Today I took the kids to the Marine Science Center in Newport Oregon. They had a wonderful time learning about tsunamis and bio-luminescence. Afterwards we went to the beach to let the kids play. They had a wonderful time in the sand and in the tide pools. I was giving Caleb a hard time about not wanting to pick up the hermit crabs while his little sister Eve would reach right in and grab them. All and all it was a fun day to get out and play before starting school again tomorrow.