Friday August 12th we packed up our Ford Freestyle and headed to see Grammy & Grampy in Salem Oregon. We stayed there Friday and Saturday. On Saturday we went to the Polk County fair where LeAnne got to pet a pig on the nose for the first time and she built her own little tool box at the Home Depot Exhibit. It was lots of fun!!
The best surprise of our vacation was that Amanda wanted to come with us!! On Sunday morning we all headed out for the beach! Amanda hadn't slept the night before so she was in a very hyper/talkative mood which John and I LOVED! It been a long time since she'd talked to us that much. It was a nice treat. Then of course 10 minutes from out destination both girls fell asleep.
We arrived a few hours before check in so our first stop was the beach in front of our hotel. Oh the feel of the sand between our toes! The smell of salt water and the sound of crashing ocean waves! Then we headed into town to get some lunch and walk down Broadway browsing in shops.
The next day we went to the aquarium where LeAnne had a blast feeding the seals, looking at all the sea life and touching some sea creatures. After that John and LeAnne went to play on the beach. This gave Amanda and I some time to walk around and chat. It was nice! She's a very special young lady! Next we headed to lunch then the Carousel Mall to do some shopping and LeAnne rode the Carousel.
After nap time we headed to the beach to fly kites and then into town to have dinner and play at a family fun center. That was a day full of fun!!
Our last morning their we checked out, made a few last shopping stops and were on our way home. That was a long day of traveling for sure! That was by far one of the best vacations we've had in a while. It was very nice to have our girls together. LeAnne absolutely adores her big sister. I love the ocean and the weather was beautiful!! I know we'll be going back to Seaside, Oregon to vacation.