Headlines from Here to There, Day 4–Pacific Coast Road Trip–Family Pull

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Newspaper Headlines from Here to There: Family Pulls Us to Portland

November 18, 2016, Friday

A travel day.  Family was pulling us up to Portland for the weekend.

It was. . .

9:06 a.m. when Eloise and I finally made it to the Tahoe.  We were the last ones, but we had to straighten our hair.  In the last three nights, we had gotten a total of 16 hours sleep and we were tired–4 hours the night before traveling, then awake 24 hours, then a 6 hour night, then another 6 hour night.

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Getting up was hard for this Mommi.

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With help from Yelp we decided on breakfast at Buttercloud Bakery and Cafe.  The brunch place specializes in Biscuit sandwiches and biscuit french toast.  Both sounded great.

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But as we gazed at the menu we realized two things.  The adults loved it, and the kiddos were “meh.”  We don’t feed our kiddos a $10 breakfast for “meh”

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So The Hunni and I placed orders, and we quietly promised the kiddos a McDonald’s Big Breakfast.

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The Daddi ordered a French Biscuit Plate that was “french toast battered biscuits, bacon & eggs, and 100% maple syrup.

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I ordered a Sausage, Egg & Cheese Sandwich that came with “pork sausage, fried egg, roasted garlic aioli, smoked gouda, tomato, and arugula”, and I think The Hunni had “plate envy.”

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9: 48 a.m.  The kiddos were happy with their Big Breakfast platters and we were happy with ours.

10:00 a.m.  We turned on a podcast by Ravi Zacharias.  We had been listening to a series of his podcasts on the drive out, and today’s was on worship–Worship: A Clue to the Meaning in Life.  I really enjoyed it.

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10:27 a.m. First bathroom stop at a rest area.

11:55 a.m. Second bathroom stop at another rest area.

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1:44 p.m.  Crossed the 45th parrallel.  In otherwords we were halfway between the equator and the North Pole.

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1:54 p.m.  Saw Mt. Hood peeking out

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2:24 p.m. We had to stop yet again for bladder relief.

2:56 p.m.  We made one final stop at Bi-Mart for some Benadryll Cream.

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Sometime after 3:00 p.m. we arrived at Aunt Jenny’s and Uncle Dwayne’s home.

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It was good to be there.

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Banjo met Clifford, and the cousins got reaquainted.  We hadn’t seen them for five years, so everyone had changed.

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After supper we played this Seran-Wrap-Ball game.

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Aunt Jenny had wrapped up candy and goodies in pieces of Seran Wrap.

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You had to don gloves, then unwraped the Seran Wrap until the person to your left rolled doubles.

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The longer it took to roll doubles, the more candy and goodies you got.

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Aunt Jenny had added a an extra large box of Skittles right in the very middle.

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It was a great ice breaker for the cousins, and lots of fun to both watch and play.

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We have since played this with our Youth Group, and they also enjoyed it.

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Here we are counting our loot.

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Later we visited and tried out Uncle Dwayne’s back rub machine.

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Good times.

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Happy Times.

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Good Night All,

Your Roving Reporter,

–rebecca

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