The vacation was, well, it was marvelous.
It started out a bit bumpy when we realized that despite the fact that we knew that it was going to be 50 degrees and rainy the entire weekend, we managed to leave O's warm coat at home. Fortunately, I had thrown one sweater in the bag and a rain slicker, so both of those items together managed to save the day (they did not, however, manage to save me from arguing with Ben about who's fault it was that we left her coat at home. For the record, I'm pretty sure it was mine - but don't tell him I said that).
Once we finally got to our destination though, things turned around. How could the sight and sound of waves crashing against huge rocks make you feel anything but calm?
During our three day stay on the coast we hiked a bit - and got rained on.
Attempted to fly a kite - but ended up having to run inside because it began to pour and Ben was convinced that we were going to get hit by lightening.
We entertained ourselves on the beach.
We ate a ton.
We visited some cute towns along the way.
Oh, and I got to pet a one month old lamb named Sammy - um, is it weird that that was the highlight of my trip?
Oh, and let's not forget a brief pitstop in Portland for some more delicious food and fabric shopping (because what vacation would be complete without that?)
As for O, she was far better on this trip than she has been on past ones. She was fairly good on the car ride and surprisingly good at all the restaurants that we ate in. She went to bed okay (although far later than I would have liked her to). As for our days, there is something somewhat annoying about having to stop everything you're doing to make sure that your toddler takes a nap, but there is also something somewhat amazing about having to stop everything that you're doing to make sure that your toddler gets a nap - because with that we were all forced to have some downtime. Some of us took advantage of the downtime to take a nap of their own.
And some of us took advantage of the downtime to secretly eat cookies, read mind-numbing books, and watch trashy television.
All in all, the vacation was wet, but fabulous (and as a bonus, nobody got appendicitis on this trip to Oregon. Hurray!)