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August 20th, 2014 by seans

Camping with Nora!

This past weekend I took Nora up to Charlton Lake, in the cascades, east of Eugene. She has wanted to camping with “just Dad” for a while now so we finally made the time and did it. A fun time was had by all, of course. She is a very competent camper as you’ll see from the images below. Enjoy –


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December 25th, 2013 by seans

Christmas 2013

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August 13th, 2013 by sara

More Rainier!

Here are some of my photos from the trip.  We saw so many huge trees, and trees growing out of trees!
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This is one of my favorites.


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Up at Paradise, all the wildflowers were in bloom.  The kids really REALLY wanted to hike up to where there was snow, but this year in August, that would have been a bit too tough for the little ones.  The meadows of flowers sure were beautiful, though!


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Later that day we hiked a few (steep) miles to two lakes.  This is Bench Lake – a beautiful reflection of the mountain and a nice spot to snack.


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Nora loved the log bridges.  She said they were her favorite part of the hike.


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I liked the root steps.


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Nora liked this picture because it made her have snow on her head.


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This was a very cool bridge over to the Grove of the Patriarchs – lots of 1000+ year old trees!  Jonah loved this bridge, and loved that you’re supposed to cross one at a time.  ;)


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By the end of the third day’s hike, Nora was wearing out.  We had traveled a lot of miles for three-year-old legs.  She told us, “My legs are rotten…”  So she got a lift.  Lucky girl.  :)


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July 20th, 2013 by sara

Sweet Creek Falls, Part 2

Sean did one quick post from our Sweet Creek Falls hike, but I had some good pictures that I wanted to add, too.

Feeling the cold, cold creek

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We found a great little spot on a big flat rock to eat our lunches.  Since there was a little waterfall right there, the kids named it ‘Waterfall Cafe.’  By the time the hike was over, Jonah had mentally designed a logo and menu plan for the restaurant.
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The boys
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Silly siblings
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So tall on a log!
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Yes, Nora tries to get her fingers stepped on.  Sneaky Nora.
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And some fun with the self photos.  Jonah especially enjoys making lots of faces for these.  :)
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About three minutes after we finished our two mile hike, Nora totally crashed.  Time for a power nap.
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Then we headed to the freezing windy beach.
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Nora’s about ready to go by this point.
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So the kids chased Sean back to the car, pretending to be waves crashing on his back.
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June 23rd, 2013 by seans

Chasing Sluggo!

Nora and I went to watch the Eugene Emeralds play the Tri-City Dust Devils this evening at PK Park. One of the fun things that they do for kids is let them “chase” the mascot from one end of the outfield to near third base. Nora was looking forward to this the whole evening and below is a video of her doing just that: chasing Sluggo! She is in the white shirt, dark blue pants and blue ball cap and is near the back of the group.

Go Nora!

Nora chases Sluggo! from Sean Sharp on Vimeo.