Sunday, August 22, 2010

Day 1 of Vaca


 We decided to make a trip out to Bend, Oregon for our vacation. I love getting away with my family. These are the times for memories. The kids wanted to go swimming when we got up this morning. I went out and read by the pool as they played for quite a long time. We enjoyed lunch poolside and then they wanted me to go into the pool. I didn't really want to go in. I was enjoying the sun and the rest. I remembered that I wanted this to be a time of memories, so I walked over by the edge and Karston "snuck" up behind me and pushed me in. The laughter was full and rich. I love laughing and we do a lot of it.

After a couple of hours in the pool and hot tub we grabbed our bikes and headed out for a ride. We found a fun little park by the Deschutes river and rode the path through it. We were in no hurry and that was clear from our pace. I like that. We came back and Jeanne-Ann fixed my favorite salmon dinner and then we settled in for some games. My kids love Skip-Bo, so we played that after the customary round of Go Fish.

As the end of the day neared I knew I still needed to go for a run (Hood to Coast is this Friday!!!). So as I was stretching, Chewie decided he wanted to stretch too. It was pretty funny. I ran just under 8 miles around this beautiful town and through Eastern Oregon University (I think).

When I came back, Jeanne-Ann and I snuggled in for some quiet time and watch Invention of Lying after a quick jump in the hot tub. I love my wife. Have I mentioned that before? ;) The movie was interesting by the way. No one in the world can lie, so they say what they are thinking all the time. Pretty funny concept. No one, except one person. He realizes he can lie and it changes his life, but it turns out it doesn't make him as happy as he thought it would. He got money and fame, but not the girl. Well, not exactly...but if you haven't seen it, I don't want to ruin it for you, so I won't tell you how it ends. It was pretty slow moving, but the concept was enough for me to enjoy it enough.

Oh, you can see by the picture below that I got pretty sunburn. Weird, because I already have a pretty decent tan going...or so I thought. Tomorrow? Well, that remains to be seen. We may see some friends. We may go hiking. We may go swimming. The day will let us know. I'm looking forward to it.

Night.

7 comments:

Wes And Nina said...

nice, bro. glad you are having a good time with the fam. sounds soooo nice. wes and i saw invention of lying a few months ago. did NOT expect the whole political message. Wes hated it, but I liked it for the scenes of raw honesty. :)

Bex said...

YEAH! This warms my heart! I love this! Isn't Bend amazing? I bet you got the sunburn because of the high desert environment where the sun just has more power or something. And good for you getting a run in on vacation! That can be so hard. Missed you guys at Cupcakepalooza :-) Happy vacation!

Michelle said...

So glad you're away and having a blast!!! And maybe sunscreen should be part of your day today... OUCH!!! Hugs to the fam!!! We love y'all!!!

erik w/a "k" said...

Nins...political message?
Bex...I think it is the high dessert environment! Bummer bout cupcakepalooza
Meesh...who knew this guy would need sunscreen this late in the summer?

Angela said...

How fun! Have a great time!

Wes And Nina said...

You know...the whole movie makes religion and God seem like a man-made thing, which they ultimately call a lie. It reminds me a bit of a Mel Brooks movie. I found it kind of intriguing, though, because it takes you into the minds of those who find religion to be totally made up, and just a crutch to make you feel better. Plus I love Ricky Gervais & Jennifer Garner together in this one. The are hilarious!

erik w/a "k" said...

Oh those politics. I thought you separated church and state...but whatever.

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