And onto our final full day in Sisters. It went too fast…
Off to breakfast …
… Cooper and ‘Ball’. The super bouncy ball I told you about, that we got on day one? Turned out to be a goofy, fun, random, highlight of our trip. It is amazing how many games kids can make up with such a simple little play-thing. The ball even had a name: “Ball-fun-for-All”. 😉
I’m going to miss the days when my boys were little enough, and tolerant enough of each other, to share the hide-a-bed. Yep, all 3 of them.
This is what these big boys had been excited about since we visited Sisters last summer … a long trail ride with their Dad. 8 miles they went!
While Kaden and I stayed back and toodled around the resort and neighborhood on his bike and a ‘cruiser’ that I borrowed from the resort. And if you can believe it, while we were riding around the neighborhood, we ran into a friend of mine from college whom I hadn’t seen in 14 years. Her family was on their last stop visiting her mom, after a 5-week road trip. What are the chances?? It was amazing to see her and meet her kiddos!
Later that evening (after more swimming), we ate dinner in town and then walked to get ice cream …
Back to the room … where I got into one photo …
Before heading back out again for a little bike ride. This time, photography friends, Big Curty (the 70-200) came along. This gave the boys a little more freedom to ride further ahead of Matt and me, since we were just walking again.
But it only helped a little. They still went off too far ahead at times and left us in their dust.
Thankfully, they are only the right bit of adventurous and came back when they felt they’d gone too far. 😉
Along the trail we found a little double jump that someone had created and there was no need to go any further on the ride …
You can imagine how much he loves this shot. 😉 He even requested a print of it, only he wants it in B&W.
Evidently, my ‘cruiser’ bike looked like so much fun that Matt wanted to try one out, too. We checked them out again and headed out to the paved roads for a bit more biking. This was the first time all 5 of us have ever riden bikes together and it was a riot. We found a round-about driveway leading to lots that were for sale and ended up riding in circles for at least a 1/2 hour. Yet again, I ached that I didn’t have my camera, but had too much fun being a part of the riding to ride back and get it.
So after we got back to the room, I did run up to get it, just so I could get a few shots of the goofiness that is “Matt on a Cruiser”.
This next one is totally blurry, probably because I was laughing, but I don’t care. 😉
Long day of riding for this guy and we were all glad to crash in the room and watch a movie.
The next morning, our final day, we packed up, checked out, and asked permission to still use the pool. “Of course!” they said. So the boys did their laps around the pool as their sunscreen dried and then swam their hearts out before making the couple hour drive home.
So our trip was pretty much swimming, biking, and running. Sounds like a triathalon! Hah! If a triathalon is this fun and this relaxing, I might give one a try. 😉
Thank you for visiting, and sticking with me as I recount and document our little family vacation! <3
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