October 17, 2014

a trip to tri-cities

E had a couple of vacation days to burn before holiday season begins and he has to live and breathe work for two months. So last minute he took two days off. We didn't make any plans until the day before we left. So unlike us not to plan and plan again!

We settled on a short trip to the tri-cities. E just wanted a place with sun! With that one and only requirement for a destination, I couldn't help but laugh when we drove into Kennewick only to see dust--dark skies from all the dust.

The next day was perfectly sunny though.

We ate at XXX Burger on the way there.

Pass around the rootbeer . . .

We stopped in Yakima and ended up at a museum with hundreds of antiques and a children's play area.

the Layla sized doll standing in the corner might have been a bit creepy to me.

The boys were fascinated by the rotary telephones they had seen at XXX burger and here at the museum. Such ancient technology! :) Yeah, we had a rotary phone growing up.

Before the longest night of our lives trying to sleep in the hotel (it was cold, then it was hot, littles could not fall asleep, and then about 2am Kacin started sleep walking etc), we went swimming and shopping at the mall.

The next day, after swimming again, we went to a park along the Columbia River.

We drove along the river and walked the trail. Because of our rough night, Perry slept through the beauty of the Coumbia River and the sunshine.

Many of the trees in the park had these brightly colored, super cool crocheted coverings. It was fun looking at them.

 We walked the grounds of the gorgeous Columbia River Temple. Kyler and Kacin took turns as photographers. Perry slept on.

It was a short, but really nice get away to the tri-cities.