Wednesday, July 9, 2008

4th of July Trip to Washington

At the last minute we decided that we would pack-up the family and head to Washington to visit Steve's parents for the 4th of July holiday. It is quite a chore to get everyone packed-up and leave the house in order too. Our life is an adventure, always something exciting coming our way. The adventure began this trip when our van overheated less than 2 hours into the trip. I should have taken a photo but did not. We are on the side of the freeway, sitting on the back of the van in the shade. The kids have their blankets and pillows spread out like we are on a picnic at the park. We asked them when was the last time they got to sit and watch cars go by on the freeway anyway! Many people stopped to see if they could help. We just needed to the let the car cool down enough to inch along to the nearest exit. Meanwhile, Steve is calling his friend who has done car repair in the past and talks through some troubleshooting trying to figure out what the problem is. We finally make it to Baker and coast down the exit to the gas station and Steve checks the radiator and it is bone dry! Well, go figure! He filled the radiator and bought two gallons of water and we were on our way to the grandparent's home! Hooray!

On the agenda for the next day was to go and watch the Tall Ships come into the harbor in Tacoma. The kids got to run the beach and find treasures which I informed them needed to stay on the beach.

There is a new park in Sumner that Grandpa wanted to take the kids to and they loved it!


Sara said...

Darling pictures Jenny- looks like you guys had a blast!

Merrells said...

So fun! I'm sad that Lava didn't work out for that week but I bet it was good to see Grandma and Grandpa.