We stopped at a rest area and the kids were so glad to see GRASS! I had to laugh because onlookers must think my children are kept in a cage! Unfortunately there is not a blade of grass on our space. (lava rocks, pavers, concrete, asphalt, yuck) The girls looked so cute in these tops, which two years ago were dresses. They were so wide, that when I went to pass them on I thought they would look cute as tops. I'm glad I kept them because the girls love them. Funny though, J has always been purple and A pink, since birth, but now they are wanting to change. So A is wearing the purple and J the pink! :o)
We drove about 3 hours to Redding and ate breakfast at McDonalds. (Yes, my stomach is complaining from having yucky food while traveling. I packed some, but we had two meals out, just enough to make me feel off.) The kids were too serious and excited about eating the pancakes that I couldn't get them to look at the camera. They take their food seriously and consider it an adventure!
Later in the day we stopped in Josephine County, Oregon to see the Graves Creek Bridge, a covered bridge that is just off the freeway. For those who don't know, Oregon has wonderful covered bridges tucked away in hidden woods, grassy fields and other lovely places. We have photographed many in the Cottage Grove area, but like to stop here because it is a nice break along the way without being too far off the beaten path.
Next to the bridge is a museum for the Applegate Trail. Since we have been reading Little House on the Prairie this year in school, I wanted D especially, to see the wagons. Here are A, J and D. D is pretending to hold the reins.
Another visitor was saying that these were original Applegate Trail wagons, but many of them looked like they were from machine planed lumber, so I am not sure.
A, J and D saying, "Hi Daddy! I love you!" :o) They keep talking away to the camera as if it were a video camera!
Growing along the bridge was a nice patch of Queen Anne's Lace. This picture is for Shelley... see the bees coming in to the flower?
I might try to make a card from this one. I have never seen this butterfly before and don't know what type it is. My butterfly books are home I think. I haven't gotten everything unpacked yet.
This is J saying, "We had milkshakes Daddy!", again acting as if the camera is a video camera. We want to show Daddy all we do each day that we are apart. We are already missing him. We LOVE you honey!
These are Day Lillies taken at the Oak Grove rest area in Oregon.
Join me tomorrow for the continuing saga. It's 10PM and I'm falling asleep at the computer. THANK YOU to everyone who was praying for a safe trip! Snuggle Buggle! Don't let the bed bugs bite! Good night!