This marks 240 years of since America declared its independence! It's a lovely day here on Long Island and we have a lovely day planned to relax and hang out.
Most of the day will be spent doing laundry and packing for the upcoming week out east.
Considering that we are going to be staying out in a hotel, the girls will need to pack enough riding clothes and non-riding clothes to get us through the week without being able to do laundry.
We'll be packing up the car this evening - clothes, as well as food. The girls go through so much water, so I have a case to bring, along with snacks, fruit and breakfast items.
Thank goodness the hotel we are staying at has a refrigerator and a microwave... Not to mention, a pool!!
The week is going to be great!!
Tanya certainly looks like she has had a blast in Portland - wish I was able to have come with you Cuz!!! Next time!
This week, as I mentioned, I'll be visiting some local Long Island places, while the kids ride.
Wineries and some museums - I'll be figuring it all out tonight and I'll keep you posted in tomorrow's scoop.
Here's a Big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to AMERICA!! Enjoy the day!
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Riding around Mount Hood
Let me start by wishing you a Happy 4th of July!
GREETINGS! Can you guess from where???
Yup I'm back in SoCal from my little quickie eating and biking get-a-way to Portland, Oregon. Sure I would've like to stay up there longer - but if it was a choice of staying longer, doing the weekend thing or not going at all, of course I choose to go at least for the weekend!
Like I always say it's better to have a little or something you want than none of it at all. I'm not generally an all of nothing type of gal...too many restrictions and I'm all about freedom and flexibility!
So in case you are wondering why I couldn't stay up in Portland any longer, it is because I wanted to go to the Padres vs Yankees game in San Diego on Friday night and I want to be here with the Fam Bam for the holiday! Especially since I wasn't here for July 4th last year and was traveling with Elisa in Budapest at the time!
In any case, Dave and I had a great little weekend, we saw some beautiful scenery, rode some awesome trails, and ate some delicious foods.
Yesterday before heading out to do our ride, we had stopped at the vegan strip mall to pick up some goodies to bring back for the kiddies from Sweet Pea Bakery.
From there we drove a few minutes from there to have breakfast at Paradox Cafe.
Then we took the short journey (about an hour) out to an itty nitty town named Government Camp which is basically up at the base of Mount Hood and where some of the local ski resorts and chair lifts are located. The day was clear and the snow capped peak was nothing short of striking!
This is where we had done our riding for the day.
This guy was being grumpy! (c)travelincousins.com
It's Mt. Hood! (c)travelincousins.com
After our riding was done, we again found a lovely vista point to stop at for pictures, this time in Sandy.
Jonsrud Viewpoint (c)travelincousins.com
And then once back in Portland it was time for our treat of the day - had at Back to Eden Bakery and then for our dinner reservations. Yes we had dessert before dinner 2 nights in a row!
And then once dinner was done, back to the hotel we went, for another short nights rest and to get up not so bright and early (because it was still pitch black outside) to catch the first flight back down to SoCal.
Ready to head back to LAX! (c)travelincousins.com
Waiting at the gate. (c)travelincousins.com
I'm actually sitting in front of Whole Foods right now, since I need to pick up some produce that I didn't want sitting around the house wilting all weekend. And then off to go greet the kiddies with big giant hugs and lots of love.