Seth’s birth-grandma, Gale, got ordained on Pentecost, so we figured it was the perfect opportunity for a visit!
After food truck lunch in Eugene, we somehow found room for dessert at Voodoo doughnuts
Half of our reason for driving down was so we could stop at Crater Lake for the benefit of our young volcanologist. Little did we realize that there would still be a bunch of snow in mid-May, and that we could only gaze at the lake from afar. It still got a big thumbs up, though:
We stayed the night in Klamath Falls, after enjoying the street fair that just happened to be held that night. Our dinner was lame, but breakfast at A Leap of Taste was super yummy.
After two days of driving, we arrived at Aria’s house. Being there was so, so lovely.
Hanging out with Ethan’s parents (we missed Ethan by a week – doh!)
Gale’s ordination to Christian ministry – yaaaaay!
Seth had a great time playing with his uncles
On the way back, Todd and I talked up Paul Bunyan at the Trees of Mystery, which Seth has been playing since then. We also stayed the night in a yurt, which was super handy since it started pouring rain in the middle of the night.
Lives up to the hype
The Pacific Ocean: also pretty rad, even in the rain
The Tillamook cheese factory: not worth it
Overall, a wonderful trip to see some of our favorite people.
Open adoption gets two thumbs up!