Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Old Washington

What do you do with a new vehicle? Make plans for a road trip! Actually Daddy had planned this trip for awhile, the new van just meant we had extra seating and could take Mimi and Nana with us. We headed to Historic Washington State Park for the Jonquil Festival. We were hoping for something a little more old fashioned and it wasn't exactly our cup of tea but we made the best of it and got some cute pictures. We are looking forward to going back in the fall when they have Frontier Days for Homeschools.
It's hard to take a road trip without stopping for breakfast at Cracker Barrel! We tried to see my cousin Cody who manages this CB, but he didn't come in until 2 that day.

Mimi & Ava
The Jonquil Festival is a major event with lots of crafts, music, food and games. We didn't know how big of a deal it was until we arrived. It reminded us more of a fair atmosphere, and the music was super loud when I was trying to take these pictures. Which explains the distracted subjects...
Our 1st attempt at a group shot
One more try, nope still lost one!
Aiden, Arynn and Ava
Away from all of the action, there was this huge magnolia tree which the boys really enjoyed seeing. I forgot the exact age, but is over 100 years old, so neat to think of the changes the town has seen in that time frame.
The Big Magnolia Tree
My new favorite pic
They offered rides in a surrey, (which made me want to burst into song) and we were glad to have the horses give us a tour around town, or maybe just a block!
Waiting patiently on our ride

"In that shiny little surrey with the fringe on top" 

Addy was excited about our ride, probably because she was so tired of walking!

Arynn did so well on her first road trip!
After our ride

The best family pic of the day

Can you believe she's almost 4?!
Such a proud big sister!

I so wish I could go back and move that flower out of Addy's face, but these were the last pics of the day and we were exhausted.
This is one of my all time favorite pictures of the boys, now I have a new one to compare. I hope they are always close friends.
Our sweet boys

Still just as sweet

Overall we had a good time, but we sure did sleep well that night!

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