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Oregon Trip Part One: Portland House

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


 
The reaction when I told people we were going to Oregon on vacation went a little like this...
Oh, do you have family there? Are you staying on the Oregon Coast? Why there?
Some people like sun and beaches, but we like cooler weather and the great outdoors! Southern California has been experiencing a VERY long and hot summer. In fact it's late October and this weeks forecast shows temps in the upper 80s. I dreamed of piping hot coffee and sweater weather. I feel like Oregon is a hidden gem and I am so excited to share some of our vacation highlights. I have so much to share I am going to break things up...sound good?


I found this awesome rental in Portland that had a view of the forest out every window. It felt like we were living in a tree house. The air was so crisp and clean I wished I could bottle it up!


I sat on the balcony and sipped on my morning coffee.


This was Sawyer's first big trip and plane ride. The way there was great. I timed out giving him a bottle right as we took off and he slept most of the ride. The way back was another story. There was another younger baby on the plane screaming most of the way. I think Sawyer wanted to show him up and let out the loudest ear piercing cry. No one is going to show this boy up! Besides that the flight was great. We flew Jet Blue and they were super accommodating for parents traveling with small children. We rolled up to the plane in Sawyer's stroller. They checked it in and also allowed us to bring his baby bag at no extra cost. You can bring a car seat as well, but we decided to go with the one that came with our Hertz rental car. It all worked out perfectly.


Travel Tip:  I bought a pill case similar to the one above. I put little snacks in each section and let Sawyer open and eat them on the plane. It was a GREAT distraction and not bulky for travel.


Sawyer looks so cute in his yellow puffer vest and sock monkey hat my friend made for him. He loved picking up leaves and handing them to us like little presents.


I loved all the colors of autumn and the moss that seemed to grow everywhere.


We woke up to rain on our first morning. I was in heaven and by the looks of it so was Sawyer. He seriously acted like it was Christmas morning. No need for presents just make it rain!


We stopped into a coffee shop and holy macaroon this happened! What's fall without some jack-o-lantern macaroons? Swoon.


Stay tuned for more of our vacation coming up!