Wednesday, October 11, 2006

A Wonderful Weekend

My parents, Dave and Jenny, came to visit us over the weekend and it was wonderful. They live in Lake Havasu City, AZ. For those of you who are unfamiliar with AZ, it's in the middle of a dessert, by a lake, and the summers are around 120 degrees, on average. I grew up there!

They arrived at our house at 3:30 Friday afternoon and they left around 6 Monday morning. On Friday night we went to the Cheesecake Factory at Washington Square Mall. It was great! However, Aaron was sick and started losing his voice that night.

On Saturday my mom, dad, and I headed to Washington State planning on visiting Mount St. Helens. Aaron, poor guy, spent the day studying and trying to get better. Well, it was so cloudy towards the mountains we changed our mind, mid stream, and headed towards the coast, where the Columbia river joins the Pacific. It was a beautiful drive. Along the way we stopped at a wildlife refuge so my mom could take pictures of birds. As usual, the birds were in hiding, but there were a slew of wild blackberries! I had a small feast of the last fruits for the year. YUMMY! After our little birdless excursion, we head towards Astoria, OR.

Astoria is an old shipping town, established in 1811, that marks the point were the river and the ocean meet. There is a huge bridge, called The Bridge of the Gods, that crosses the Columbia! It was impressive. We then proceeded to eat lunch at a little restaurant that's been around since 1916, and walked around the town. We got back into Portland around 4:00 or so.
Sunday my parents came to church with us, and it was awesome. They just loved the music and it was fun having my parents in the congregation again. After church we hung out at the mall, went shopping, and ate at the Old Spaghetti Factory. It was a whirlwind trip. Now, there back home in "good ol'e Havasu, and we're back to school, for Aaron, and work, for me. It was so nice having them home. I'm just excited for Christmas to roll around so we can see everyone, especially Mr. Zachary!

Mom and Me

Dad and Me

The "Hollywood" Pic (as my mom calls it!)

One of the Docks in Astoria, OR

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Leah said...

When we made a trip up to Oregon 2 years ago we went to Seaside but never made it all the way up to Astoria, looks really pretty though. I'm glad your parents got to visit:) Praying for you guys! I can't wait to see you at Christmas either, though I know you won't care about seeing anyone but Zach! :)