June 30, 2010

memorial day weekend

He is so sweet
My Mom, Me, Uncle Jeff (Mom's brother), Laila, and Carter. This was the first meeting for Uncle Jeff and Carter.

Grandpa and Grandma Buzzard. So great to see them.

June 18, 2010

strawberry picking, back to my roots, beer

On our way  home, as we were sadly making our journey back to Idaho (I hate when vacation ends), we stopped in Hillsboro, OR to pick our very own strawberries at Groveland Acres. Well, Jason and I picked them, Carter ate them as we picked them. I think Carter was in heaven. He has a deep love for fruit. It was so fun and very affordable ($1 per pound). I wish we lived nearby so we could buy fresh (hand picked by ourselves) strawberries all the time!

Next, we hit Portland, where I was born and lived until I was around 7 years old. We drove through the downtown area (very nice) and went to the amazing Oregon zoo. Carter liked it, but Jason and I probably liked it a lot more than he did. I think he would LOVE it in another year or two.

Finally, we stopped in Hood River to grab a bite at Full Sail Brewing. Such yummy burgers, beer, and an amazing view of the Gorge. This was fun because Jason was reminiscing about a road bike race he did a few years ago up Mt. Hood. What a stud he is (but I think I remember a story about he and Sam being very weak because of food poisoning...no joke!).

June 17, 2010

creatures and what a view, what a view


Cannon Beach

This place is paradise. So relaxing. Beautiful sunset. We stayed a block from the beach at the Sea Breeze Court. Very cozy, clean, and WAY good prices.

Astoria, OR

I really loved this town. The Astoria coffeehouse and bistro was yummy. The people were really nice. And, yes, we saw the Goonies house. Very unrecognizable to me 25 years after it was filmed. Still cool. Still one of my favorite movies.

June 16, 2010

How in the world did he sleep?

This was a fun and very scenic sand dune buggy ride Carter somehow managed to sleep through! He must have loved the roar of the engine. I'd never seen sand dunes like this. It was a very fun ride. And, there were actually some HUGE hills we went down that really got our stomach's. Good times.

This was in Florence, OR. Beautiful city. I highly recommended staying at The Landmark Inn up on the hill. Totally nice and good prices.

View from our room

View from our room

Cool outdoor cafe/bar on beach in CR

Cool outdoor cafe/bar on beach in CR

Langosta Beach, CR

Langosta Beach, CR

Zip Lining...mucho fun!

Zip Lining...mucho fun!

The Parque Nacional Santa Rosa

The Parque Nacional Santa Rosa

Preserve of Monteverde & Santa Elena Reserve

Preserve of Monteverde  & Santa Elena Reserve

Iguanas and lizards everywhere

Iguanas and lizards everywhere

Howler monkeys

Howler monkeys

Off road 4X4 tour, only used machete for pics

Off road 4X4 tour, only used machete for pics

Playa Grande, Leatherback Turtle nesting

Playa Grande, Leatherback Turtle nesting