Monday, September 29, 2008

Weekend Getaway

Thanks for the many sabbatical ideas and offers. After spending the weekend at my Aunt & Uncle's cabin in Eastern Oregon, I'm convinced that everyone should own a vacation home. Or rather, everyone else should own a vacation home that I can visit. There is just something about getting away for the weekend that refreshes your soul.

Admittedly, I didn't expect such a relaxing getaway. After our last road trip, I was dreading a repeat. I thought for sure that Ian would scream the entire time and then not sleep in the pack and play resulting in an all around catastrophe (or sleeptastrophe as the case may be). Then he got another cold the weekend before our trip which merely cemented my feeling of impending doom.
But I tell ya, that kid was a model traveller!
He slept most of the way to the cabin. He played and ate enthusiastically. He slept soundly for (most) naps and through the night in his pack and play. He got a little fussy on the way home and I'm not ashamed to say I broke out the portable DVD player to give him a half hour Baby Einstein break. Then we stopped at a park and gave him some grub, a fresh diaper and some wiggle time. This well timed break tuckered him out and he spent the balance of the trip snoozing away. MODEL TRAVELLER!
Now if only gas prices were as cooperative...


Megan September 30, 2008 at 3:23 PM  

Way to go, Ian! The picture of Jeff and Ian is awesome.

Maybe Ian can can rub some of that good travel mojo off on Avery before our trip to England.

Emily September 30, 2008 at 5:59 PM  

Lori, I love your blog's new look!!
And I'm happy you gotta have such a relaxing weekend. And Ian sounds like an A+ Traveler! That's great that he did so well, traveling can be tough on little guys.
I hope you find something fun and exciting to do on your time off. I love big trips but I also think sometimes it's even nicer to just go somewhere close by for a few days. Sometimes it's more relaxing than a week or two traveling from place to place. But of course I love it all :) If I could go anywhere right now I'd go to Germany, that's obviously not close by but I miss it and would love to go back. My second choice would be just going to the beach and hanging out. :)
Have a good week!

Jennifer September 30, 2008 at 6:21 PM  

Lori, I'm so glad that you had a chance to get away with the fam! If you need any day excursions during your sabbatical, let me know. The boys LOVE Ian (I don't think he's so bad either!!)

The Tucson Gang October 1, 2008 at 1:03 PM  

swwwweeeettt! So glad you guys got a little R & R! I agree - everyone should have a vacation home that we can borrow! Love the idea... :-)


Anonymous October 1, 2008 at 2:50 PM  

Glad to hear you had a good weekend, Lori. Looks like you checked out Crescent Lak. Hope the fire didn't leave it too desolate up there.

Maybe you should plan on spending a week up there during your sabbatical. Doris

Rochelle October 2, 2008 at 7:00 AM  

Lori - I had to comment finally on your pix of crescent lake! I used to work with you at nike and i grew up camping with jeff and his family every year. we love to go to crescent lake, every year, just like when i was a kid. sounds like dad and ken had a good time last week. read your blog occasionally, wendy gave me the address. fun to catch up on all the village people!

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