We made our way to Anacortes and were there just after dark. It was January 1st and American Heritage Storage wasn't open so we couldn't get our trailer. We stayed in my mom and dad's condo for the night. We like to run on the park trail when we are in town so we did that in the morning before going to pick up the trailer. At the end of our travels last year, we decided to trade in our trailer and buy a model with a pop out. We have owned this baby for a full year but haven't had a chance to travel in it. I was pretty excited to move in and try it out.
(This picture is taken in California but it's the best I have of our little winter home)
We always park our trailer at Fidalgo Bay for a night on each end of our trip. The park is very close to where we store our trailer. I highly recommend this park as the people are very friendly and the park is excellent. There is also a trail for walking or running. It's called the Tommy Thompson Trail.
After having our truck checked at the Toyota dealership, we were finally off. The first stop...Family!
We arrived in Portland Friday afternoon and parked in Jendy's driveway in Vancouver. We all drove to Amy and Ben's in Portland. We all enjoyed a fabulous dinner of ribs made by Amy.
Ai, Tesla and Peter in Amy's Kitchen
The next day, we wanted to spend some time with the kiddos. The kids suggested lunch and the climbing wall, so.... where to eat lunch. We walked over to Minnesota Street and found the perfect spot.
Tess had a slumber party to go to so she didn't join us for the wall climbing activity, but Jendy did. You have to have a belay card to belay so Jendy was available to do that if they boys needed her. Here there are checking out the auto-belay directions.
First up...AI. He climbed to the top and belayed with Peter holding the rope.
Next up...Peter, with the auto belay.
AHHHH.... the end of two busy days. After a busy weekend, the kids relaxed at Jendy, Paul and Peter's house while waiting for dinner. Jendy made mole chicken Sunday night. It was delicious. Monday morning the kids and Amy went back to school after the Christmas break. Everyone else went back to work as well and we wandered South...looking for sun and more fun.