Thanksgiving Trip, Part 1

My parents wanted to rent a house that could sleep their whole family for Thanksgiving. Sadly, only our family ended up being able to go with them, but we had a great time & enjoyed the extra space! The house was near Hood River with a great view of Mt. Hood!

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We made use of the drive up to show our kids some of the best views of the Gorge! Here they are at the Vista House!

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H&M with the beautiful gorge – it was a windy day, of course!

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Multnomah Falls

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The view of Mt. Adams from the house! We were surrounded by orchards!

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Audrey is all geared up to go out & check the temperature on the hot tub! When we arrived it was a frigid 36 degrees and at a warming speed of 3 degrees an hour it wasn’t until the night before we left that the kids were finally able to enjoy the hot tub! They were very patient during the long process & made multiple trips each day out to check!

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Enjoying a pomegranate with help from Baba!

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So delicious!

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We spent a lot of relaxing hours reading, watching TV, & playing with toys

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The view of Mt. Hood from our kitchen window (I did zoom in a tiny bit, but it was still quite big)

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Preparing Thanksgiving Dinner! 

(In the excitement of eating, I forgot to take a picture of everyone enjoying it! Needless to say, it was delicious!)

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The next day we decided to go visit Lost Lake!

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We hit lots of snow and ended up having to put chains on the pickup. 

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We had some time to kill while they were putting chains on the pickup, so Audrey practiced her photography skills. She is getting better!

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Unfortunately, just a tiny ways further there was a tree across the road & we didn’t have a chain saw with us, so we never made it to Lost Lake! However we did get to see lots of pretty snow in the woods!

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