We just got home from a week long trip to Oregon. We camped at Camp Dakota with Archie's family. We stayed in a yurt, ate a lot of food, got cold, wet, saw beautiful trees and landscape, got no sleep, and was dirty!!!! All in all, I think Gabe had the time of his life. He got to meet and play with many of his cousins for the first time. This was the first time he slept for more than a night outside of his bed. The first night or two were a bit rough but he caught on and got some sleep...well, a little more anyway.
He panned for some gold and found an arrowhead and a fleck of gold and got lots of precious stones. He loved it! We disc golfed. Went to a beautiful waterfall. We hung out in Portland at the famous biggest and still independent bookstore, Powell's. Hung out with friends and more family.
But the DRIVE! HORRIBLE! Gabe was a trooper. We did the trip to Oregon in two days, but the trip back was slow and furious.
In short: Fun but glad to be home! Also, be careful of the squirrels! They plot out there ;) One night they were having a war or something. Chattering incessantly and I think they even threw acorns at our yurt...
Oh, and yurts are the only way to camp if you don't have a motor home!