Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Portland it roasting! Head to the river!

What do you do when it's over 100 degrees outside and your house does not have central air?! No, you don't give up and die... which is tempting sometimes... you go to the river, that is what.

Sunday after church we headed up the Wilson River. We packed sandwiches, walked down the cliff and stayed for a few hours, it was so much fun, and beautiful too.
We found a mini-rapid for the kids to play on... You see that blue thing Jessie is riding on? It's a blow up Boogie Board, Mark found it at a surf shop, he thinks it rocks :) The kids love it!
Lots and lots of tadpoles, I doubt there will be a shortage of toads this fall.
I am trying to stay cool. Oh wait, I already am... that is right, don't forget it.
On Monday at 5:00 pm it was 105, and so we packed up again and went to Sauvie Island, on the Columbia River. It was actually pretty nice, a little hot, but not when you were in the river. We went with the Oliver family and the Jarvis family, thanks for coming with us! It was awesome :) We will be going back soon, that is for sure.
Scott was pretty hungry :)
Lucy liked the sand...
I was butting in on Kimberley's photo session.
Lily and Jessie were getting buried.
Jenny was c c c c cold!
Mark was strutting up and down the beach looking buff.
Jack just couldn't take it anymore, being buried was killing him.
Curren and Taylor
Andrea finally made a sand ball after multiple attempts, yay Andrea!
I know, we do have a swimming pool, but you just have to get out and away from it all sometimes! The rivers around here are just too fun to pass up. Also, we do have those little window A/C units in our bedroom windows, so at least we can sleep at night. So don't feel too bad for us :)

3 comments:

Stacy and Richard Dean said...

oh my gosh oh my gosh! we were looking all over for some place to go! can we go with you next time! please oh please! lol. These pics are great! looks a lot better then enduring in the house!

Colleen said...

I loved your pictures. We were dying in our house these past few days and had a hard time finding things to cool off. I'm glad you guys found a relief from the heat.

Danielle and the Boys said...

you guys are always so spontaneous! i love it! :)