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.