christopher and i didn’t take a vacation at all last year. we didn’t even get to the north american organic brewer’s festival — which we’ve gone to ever year for the past 6 years except the year the boys were born. but this year, we are going on vacation. as a family. more than once.
i just finished booking our reservations for a camp spot at the glorious wallow lake in eastern oregon. it’s not too far a drive, it has a fabulous lake and lots of fun things to do, not to mention terminal gravity brewery in enterprise, oregon, right on the way there.
i really want to teach the boys to fish. there is a great little creek running through the campground with lots of trout. i was about their age when i first started fishing and they’ve been asking lots of questions about where meat comes from. i’m pretty sure jack thinks when an animal dies it magically turns into food, so this will be a very eye-opening experience for them.
christopher and i want to make sure we are taking the time as a family to travel and experience our summer vacations. this spring, we are planning to drive to phoenix to see my family. we contemplated flying, but getting on a plane with twins is a nightmare (we did it once when the boys were nine months old) and we think driving will be better and we can take our time. we are planning on going the utah route for it’s scenic beauty and the fact that we can stop at uinta brewery and squatter’s along the way. we are also going to be going to the north american organic brewer’s festival this year, come hell or high water, because it’s portland, organic beer, family-friendly, and in the mississippi. we go with our friends and it’s a great time.
since it’s been so long since we’ve gone on an actual vacation with the boys, we are a bit out of practice. any tips you have for mega-car-traveling with small children are appreciated!
here are some blogs and pictures of places on my “wanderlust list” (which you can see on my pinterest feed on the traveling wilburys board) and some other things i like to look at about traveling:
a great camping with kids checklist
i’m pretty sure my fairy godmother lives here…
these pictures are the washington cascades. and also, hello, the blog name is f-ing fantastic!
this is my dream