Couple more pictures from Ona Beach in Oregon (sometimes I forget about pictures taken on other phones that we use):
We are constantly looking for creatures in the water…
This is one of the best parts about being near the beach! It is so much fun to build a fire on the beach and roast hotdogs and makes s’mores! It reminds me of when we would do this when I was a kid.
While waiting for the rest of the new brake system to be installed on the RV (it requires an air canister and splicing into the air brake system), we drove to REI and bought a new bike rack that swings out away from the liftgate on the Jeep. We did this because we didn’t think the bikes would fit between the RV and the Jeep like we had been hauling them before with the CRV.
We pretty much set up shop in the REI parking lot doing the bike rack swap!
The Jeep towed great behind the RV! It was as steady as it could be. We didn’t experience the “Jeep wobble” that we had heard about and read about online, so I think that was probably an issue with older models. We simply followed the procedure in the vehicle manual and it worked perfectly! Is several steps more than the CRV required, but I will make a cheat sheet and stick it on our sunvisor.
We got into Lake Pleasant RV Park late that night (where we stayed last year, and the best park in the Seattle area!).
The new to Thule Hullavator kayak rack is awesome, and a little kayak dolly works great too!
Here’s how I secure the kayaks while we are not hauling them around.
We were headed to Pike Place Market, but got sidetracked at REI’s flagship store Seattle, which is an amazing place to visit! I was excited to show Carla and the kids what it was like.
Sunday morning, we dragged the kids out of bed so we could try to make it to Lil’ Jon’s restaurant before they ran out of cinnamon rolls (we missed them last year). WE MADE IT!!!
Needless to say, we couldn’t come close to finishing the three giant cinnamon rolls. We took two of them home and we weighed one of them. 2 pounds each!!!! That would be like eating eight 1/4lb burger patties!
We then went down to the Pike Place Market. Just like last year, parking was really bad. What’s funny is that we found a spot in the same parking lot as last year!
The kids like Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, but the mummies scare Avin a little…they are pretty creepy. They did have a good selection of really cool spinners!
We spent one evening at Marymoor Park in Redmond, where we used to play as kids. I love all the huge evergreen trees where the playground is!
Saw this today…so funny! Choices, choices, choices: