I took the kids to see one of my best friends in her new home. Our trip in Portland was full of adventures, amazing food, and good friends.
We take a trip every year. Sometimes it's to a foreign country, sometimes it's a climbing trip, and sometimes (just sometimes) we just start wandering around with a tent, a camera, and a lack of plan. That's what this year's trip was, and it was awesome! We ended up exploring the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, carrying our 3 year old for 14 mile hiking trips at 12,000 feet near Independence Pass, learning about plants and constructing a Gruffalo (which we still have, Aunt Sue), and panning for gold with my amazing cousin Sarah and her boyfriend. Again, it was awesome!