|It was a long drive but the kids did great.|
|We were all excited to arrive in Portland.|
|Fischer making it to the top|
|Even Drake got some climbing in.|
For lunch we stopped and ate at an arcade/gaming place.
That afternoon Lori and the kids joined us and we took advantage of the hotel's pool
|Lori didn't want her picture taken, as you can tell, but I told her I was going to post one anyway and that she had some sexy legs|
I personally loved visiting the rose garden. I was so fascinated by all the different colors and types. Besides that I love flowers so I was in flower heaven.
|The kids were so excited to find a stone with "Grandma Joyce's" name on it.|
|Fischer took this picture of me. He told me he wanted to take a picture of me smelling a flower.|
The Japanese Garden was probably the kids least favorite. I thought it was pretty but it's meant to be a place of quiet reflection and thought. When you have a group of 7 young kids and 2 adults it's not exactly quiet.
After the gardens Lori told us about this awesome park that was just down the street a ways. So we grabbed our lunch, did a picnic, and let the kids play.
The next morning the boys and I did a little shopping. The older boys got a pair of light up shoes which I didn't think to get a picture (Not sure why) but for Drake we went to Build-a-bear where he made himself his own "puppy." He loves this puppy and had such a fun time putting him together. His favorite thing about puppy is that it barks.
We said our goodbye's to Lori and the kids and met Karl back at the hotel. Fischer had been wanting to get a night swim in with Daddy so our last night at the hotel we fulfilled his want.