Sunday, October 10, 2010

Road Trip - Part 1a

Feeling a bit under the weather today. Didn't feel like cooking or eating. But the three Beez, they're always hungry, which is good actually. Thank god for the leftovers.

So, back to the road trip. Still on the same day, July 12.

I took this a few minutes after we left the rest stop. And the sign says Richland - 25 miles and we're on a mission to find a public shower!

This sleeping in the car thing - it's not planned. We just sort of went for it as the time came to call it a night. None of us were prepared for it but that's part of the fun, errr.. for some :p. Here the boys were still sleepy, it's only around 6am anyway. 

 I love bridges

Oregon Scenic Highways. We spent a few minutes here to enjoy the splendid view albeit the strong wind.

Only these 2 boys were up. Emir was still asleep in the car.

Back on the road, in search of a place to grab a shower.

Found it!
At Oregon State Park. I would love to go back there for a camping trip. It looks like a great place to explore except that we didn't plan for it at that time. There were many RVs out there, some  are super huge and that's a new sight for me. We hardly have that in Malaysia.

 Waiting for their turn to clean up.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Summer Road Trip Part 1

I'm still not done yet with the summer pictures. Old stories but the pictures are pretty cool though, the views are aahh-mazing! So enjoy.

July 12, 2010

In the last entry about our summer travel, I mentioned about us flew to Tacoma, a tiny bit about the navy base, and the little town Poulsbo.  We also did some house hunting before we started our road trip heading to Montana to see Grammy and Poppy. After traveling for a few hours from Poulsbo, we stopped at this rest  area for the night to get some sleep. Not sure where exactly this is but probably somewhere near Portland. 

Woke up to this view. Isn't it amazing? I think it was around 4am. Couldn't sleep very well so went around the area taking pictures. The boys, including the big one were still asleep. 

I think this looks like some kind of alien spaceship or something. But still great view nevertheless.

One of my favorite architectural structures.

Still on my own at this point.


Remember the alien like-spaceship cloud? It changed into this white normal looking cloud now :-(

You'll see more of these in the rest of our journey. Something about the look of these makes me feel mushy.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Great Weekend

We had a great time staying at a cottage in Kaneohe Bay last weekend, thanks to Daniel's friend and wife, Joe and Lin, for inviting us over. And I got a new camera (early anniversary present :-) thanks D!) - I'm turning into a shutter bug instantly and loving it. So please bare with me as this is going to be quite a long entry since I took hundreds of photos this time and I had a hard time selecting them to put on here. 

Some of the food that we had. The cottage is well equipped -  fridge, oven, stove, pots and pans and cooking utensils - I love it! I'm glad to do the prep at home though. And I had a great time with Lin helping me in the kitchen.

Dinner time at the patio.

The gentlemen played Uno before bed time.

 View from the patio early in the morning. Lovely!

 Breakfast with some goofy kids.

Some interesting things we found during our low-tide adventure. The last picture on the bottom right, I don't know exactly what that is, my guess is that it's a huge sea cucumber.


 Mr. Farhan

Mr. Ezzat

Some sea creatures

The cottage

The beach and the water

 Ready to snorkel 

Love the color of the sky

Looking for hermit crabs


Getting ready

To sail

On the way to the boy's secret hideout

And they took it seriously by guarding the entrance. 

And this is it!

Fun time was over :-(

Well, maybe not.

Then it's lunch time.

Which consisted of leftovers from the night before - vegie burgers, curry puffs and peach cheesecake.

One the way, we stopped at a lookout with this nice view of the Kaneohe Bay.

Kaneohe Bay

Good bye K.Bay...