Talk to Us Tuesday-Things I Learned on Vacation

Hal: All right, men. Well, I hope you all learned something today, huh?
Malcolm (to the camera): I learned my dad is capable to doing something cool. I’m not saying violence is cool, but that was cool! I always wondered where we got it from. –Malcolm in the Middle

I’m curled up with my cup of tea for my weekly gab sesh with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn.

There’s still so much to tell you about our trip to Oregon. A lot happens in a week away! Today I’m going to tell you about the things that I learned this trip.

1. Match likes to be comfortable for road trips. Note the buckle.

2. Rainy nights sound amazing in a camp trailer. Waking up to that view is even better.

3. There is nothing quite like kissing in the rain.

4. Four wheeling with your hubby in the rain will get you extremely wet. Hey now! Not like that. Well I don’t know what gets your motor going. I will say that the ATV does vibrate a little. πŸ˜‰

5. My 8 year old senior dog can keep up with an ATV. We clocked him at around at least 30 MPH!! It was annoying because we were constantly worrying that we’d hit him. It was also damn impressive.

Here’s a little video clip so you can see what it was like. Don’t mind my maniacal laughter. Also this video clip reminds me of Edward running through the trees with Bella. My parent’s woods look a lot like Forks. Except my vampire was spider monkeying on my back while I drove for this particular video. πŸ˜‰

6. Running all day after a four wheeler will wear a puppy out. So much so that they fall asleep on your slippers and don’t even notice.

7. After all these years I’m still the weird goat girl I was back in middle school 4-H. I guess I will always be part hick.

8. Watching a city boy try to feed goats is funny. They almost pushed him over a couple of times.

9. Initiating my parents into the funny hat club was awesome. I don’t think we’ll stop until every member of our family has one of these! I got my mother in-law an elephant, my mom has a racoon, and my Pops has a buck. We are such dorks!

10. It took moving away for me to truly appreciate how beautiful my hometown is.



    Your hometown is stunning!

    And so is your hat, by the way. I totally think your entire family needs one!


    Looks like an awesome vacay! Also, I love the quotes you always lead with on your posts. Malcolm in the Middle is one of my all-time favorite shows. πŸ™‚

    Connie Weiss

    What a beautiful place!!

    Your doggy is FAST!

    Love the hats.


    Four wheeling is so much fun–but I’m not sure I could handle the rain. It’s much drier here.

    How goes the house? Closing soon?

    Impulsive Addict

    Awww…kissing in the rain. That’s sweet. You’re much more of a tomboy than I am. I probably wouldn’t 4 wheel in the rain but I snowmobile in the snow.

    That video is great! How did he know where to go? Is it the same path every time? That’s funny. I bet he was so sleepy after that!

    Love the pictures. You’re right. It’s beautiful….but still too cold for me.

    LOVE the crazy hats!!!!! You know how to rock them! =)

    Impulsive Addict

    Whoops! And thanks for linking up! You’re a great friend! xoxo


    Looks like a GREAT time!
    Love the hats – my Grandma used to put on one of my cousin’s ski hats every Christmas – they were always pretty crazy! Great memories!! πŸ™‚

    Becca@R Ww There Yet Mom?

    That looks like such a fun vacation!! It is GORGEOUS there!! And the ATV looks like so much fun!!

    I love the crazy hats – that would be funny to do with my parents too!



    Looks like fun, some beautiful pics. Still laughing over the belt buckle!

    My INner Chick

    “`OMG, that pup is running for his life!!

    Seriously Shawn

    It looks like you had a great visit, especially the kiss in the rain!

    I love the video, your laughing made me smile, it so contagious!

    I just bought Peanut an owl hat for our trip to Wisconsin next week, I think I need a sock monkey!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah Kate

    Jeez! You really do have a gorgeous hometown!! I love that morning view and I can only imagine how nice the rain sounded! I’d have stayed in bed with a hot coffee all morning! :o) LOVE these photos!


    LOVE the hats!!

    Sarah Kate

    Hey girl…just in case you’re wondering why I’m your newest follower, I had to unfollow and refollow you to get your blog updates to show up in my list. I’ve been having some weird glitches with it lately!!


    how fun! great pictures. thanks so much for sharing them πŸ™‚

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