Monday, September 10, 2007

Catching Up

We managed to squeeze in a couple of quick trips right before school started. These first couple of photos are from a camping trip that we took in an area called Bull Of The Woods in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Usually when we camp, we look for camp grounds with amenities. This time, it was a little different. My husband had just bought us a tent trailer off Craig's List and wanted to test it out in a remote spot.

It was in a beautiful area with some gorgeous hiking close by. Everything was absolutely perfect until we went to leave. We couldn't get Jay's car to start. That's when the word "remote" really begins to hit home. Nothing like a little adrenaline rush to jump start your day. But, after about an hour or so, Jay got the car started and we were on to our next destination.

This is a pic of our "remote" camp spot. We kind of resemble the Clampett's, don't you think?

Here we are resting at a forest service lookout. It's tough when you're the shortest one in the family.

Before going home, Jay wanted to head over to a campground (with amenities) near a favorite hot spring of his. We set up the tent trailer and enjoyed our little camp site next to the river. The fun really started though just after we fell asleep, as it began pouring rain (and I mean pouring). This was when we discovered that our tent trailer wasn't water proof. Fortunately we didn't get too wet, and thought it might be a good time to head home (and get a new canvas for the trailer).

The following week we snuck in a quick trip to Boise. Unfortunately we didn't get to meet up with Vicki, but we did have a chance to see some old friends, eat a lot of food and enjoy the very hot weather. One of my food highlights during the trip was Java, where I had an awesome bowl of oatmeal with steamed soymilk, sliced bananas and cinnamon. Oh, and the coffee was great too. I wish I had a picture, but the camera never made it out of the car.

Here's a picture though of Noah entertaining himself at The Flying M, while Jay and I enjoyed our iced tea.
I hope everyone had a great summer and got at least a few quickie trips in too.


Vegan_Noodle said...

Sounds like some fun trips! I"ve always wanted to try out one of those tent trailers. Perfect for raod trips!! The scenery up in Mt Hood NF looks spectacular...

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

Hi Julie! I enjoyed reading about your quick trips. I felt a tiny rush of adrenaline reading that your car wouldn't start -- your Jay sounds a lot like my Art, quite handy. Well worth seeing the camping pic with the sun peeking through, cute doggie on guard, a fire, and your happy smile. georgous scenery on the look out... ahh, this post reminds me how much I love the mountains! The only thing that would make this post better is if I were with you there at Java!! Next time. Glad you were able to get in some family play before school. :)

Unknown said...

The next time I share a tent with you, it's gonna be in that thing! That looks sooo fun!


jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

The pic of you and your son is adorable! And he looks just so happy in the bottom one~

By the way, I'm the shortest in my family too. I understand!

julie hasson said...

Hi Vegan Noodle! The tent trailers are fun. This is our first experience with one, and I love that you can keep everything packed in it and be ready to go.

Hi Vicki! I really missed meeting up with you in Boise. We'll definitely have to meet up one of these days! I was trying hard not to panic when our car wouldn't start. Whew!! Thankfully Jay is very good at fixing things.

Hi Kittee! Absolutely. Next time I'll bring the tent trailor. It's a little cushier than our regular ol' tent.

Thanks Jess! We had a great time on that hike. Yeah, I've always been the shortest in my family too. When we snapped that bottom photo, Noah was saying "how could I have ever found this toy entertaining?"

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