This trip was with my husband's family and I learned something interesting about his brother and his family. After each trip they take, they record their "Highs & Lows" from that trip. Normally, right when they are driving home and the trip is still fresh in their mind. Everyone contributes something to the list and they have a great record to remind them of the good and not so good moments.
Here are my "Highs & Lows" from SunRiver:
- Did I mention we were in a house? Total high.
- Perfect weather, not too hot.
- FREE swimming at THREE pools. That right there was well worth the drive.
- Tot pools at each pool that I could lounge in while the boys were relatively safe.
- Good conversation/laughter with brother and sister-in-law.
- Dinner at the Trout House - mmm beef.
- Horseback ride with my sister-in-law.
- Coffee delivered to me each day.
- Mid-afternoon ice cream breaks.
- French Dip sandwich in Bend, Or. #1 on my list of best French Dips.
- The five of us sleeping in a room meant for 2. After the first night the baby got kicked out and moved into the laundry room. Slightly better sleeping arrangement. (I will totally not mention the suite with it's own bathroom and walk-in closet that someone who will remain nameless slept in)
- Going on a horseback ride immediately following my first bike ride in 10 years. Can you say "OUCH!"
- Thinking I was looking pretty hot in my new bathing suit while sitting in the Tot pool, not knowing I had the biggest mucus blob dripping down my arm.
- The amount of alone time my husband had vs. me. And yes, I did keep track.
- Being called home for dinner the ONE time I was having a great adult conversation.
- The Incredible Shrinking Woman - enough said.
- Dogs who are not housebroken.
- Finn earning the new nick-name: Turd-burglar. Let's just say: too much fruit + diaper rash + naked time = a really big mess. Even the dogs were in awe.
This ends our vacation plans for this summer. As much fun as it was, I am awfully glad to be home. Even better is to be putting all the suitcases, sleeping bags and camping equipment into the basement.
Home Sweet Home.