Heather Messer Day 1 vacation accomplishments: made it to our first destination, and Matt uses 5 hours in the truck and dictator-like control of the iPod to convince the boys that the Beastie Boys are still the pinnacle of good music. August 13 at 5:29pm
Heather Messer Day 2 vacation accomplishment - Colton - "Daddy, if Bigfoot really lives in the Ape Caves like you said, I'm gonna need to buy something sharp like a sword at Wal Mart so I can chop off some if his fur to prove that I saw him." August 14 at 10:52am
Heather Messer Johnston Ridge - fantastic. Coldwater Lake - beautiful. Helicopter ride - too expensive. 3/4 mile hike downhill to "Valley Overlook" to look for elk - doable. 3/4 mile back uphill after finding a dead end and no such overlook - CRANKY! Night at the Museum in the theater room of the 5 - perfect end to a great day. August 16 at 9:36am
Heather Messer Crab pots - successful. Donut shop - exquisite breakfast. Kites, sand castles, and shell hunting - oh, my! Limited cell coverage - welcome. Life on vacation - still good. August 18 at 10:42am
Matt had been out of town for a couple weeks, and had to pick up some equipment for work in Seattle sometime during the weekend. I decided we weren't going to let him go by himself, so the roadtrip plan was hatched!
We hit the Science Center:
In addition to the Waterfront, a hotel with a pool, and multiple Jamba Juice and Starbucks stops.
Topped off by a tornado-style, kid friendly whirl through the U-District shopping center. Is there such a thing? I think not. Not with boys, anyway. However, they do have the coolest Apple store I've ever been to, which to their credit kept the boys entertained a LONG time.