Saturday morning we woke up early. We definitely weren’t on Pacific time quite yet. Breakfast was over and done before the Farmer’s market downtown even opened. Regardless of jet lag, it was time to begin our Oregon adventure. We headed downtown to visit the farmer’s market. Free ice cream with fresh berries was a lovely surprise, but the market itself is so different from when I was little. Another surprise was that there was a classic car show on, which of course we had to explore. The Boy got to sit in a former military jeep that belonged to one of Grandpa’s friends. He had a brilliant time pretending to drive it. Then the Boy took lots and lots of photos of the bits of the cars that interested him.
After he’d taken photos of all the cars we went with Grandpa to visit the Albany Carousel which was really interesting. We got to see several of the animals in various stages of being carved. The Boy even got to sit on the Elephant named Daisy, who is in the process of being sanded and primed. Daisy will then be painted and eventually coated with clear sealant before she becomes part of the Historic Carousel. The number of people who have given time to help carve the paint the carousel animals is amazing!
We’ve also managed to get the Boy signed up for the summer reading program. We’ve eaten lots of yummy food, enjoyed many iced drinks, purchased the Boy’s clothes and shoes for Megan’s wedding, and relaxed. We have yet to make it to one of the concerts in the park, but we’ve still got time to do that once we return from California next week. Today is full of chilling at my parents house, doing some laundry, and packing our bags to leave for the Bay Area in the morning.
I’d love to hear what you and your children have been up to lately. Are you participating in summer reading programs at your local library? Are you enjoying picnics and outdoor concerts?