A trip to Sunriver with family should be perfect, and because it's Sunriver, it was still nice,* but my goodness. Five out of the eight of us were sick all or most of the week. And with varying illnesses. I caught the cold Dad had mostly recovered from just a few days before we left. Dad relapsed. (We both partially lost our voices at one point.) Mom got a bad cough. Four-year-old Ezekiel got an ear infection, fever, etc, and Steven had a virus. That left only Ben, Meredith and 2-year-old Nehemiah still standing. Ugh.
Me? I'm still sick, but feeling quite a bit better today. Saturday and Sunday were pretty rough.
But hey! Despite all the sickness, we still had some fun. A few of us played cribbage during breaks from all the chaos. We went to Goody's,** of course, which was awesome. I had a Turtle Sunday (the best!) before I got sick, and a scoop of some amazingly delicious pumpkin pie ice cream one day when I was feeling better.
And of course we went over to the lodge (the Resort) to show Ezekiel and Nehemiah the gingerbread houses!
Here are a few:
|That one's pretty cool.|
|It's a Hobbit Hole!|
|Classic style house.|
|And the reindeer corral and shed.|
We had some good fun before everyone got really sick, too. The drive up was nice.
|We went over Mount Hood.|
And the boys got to explore a little, Sunriver style.
|Nehemiah got to climb a rock at Fort Rock Park.|
|Ezekiel braved an icy wooden bridge.|
|And then we left the playground behind.|
|Ah, lava rock. So much fun to climb.|
|Nehemiah got to explore quite a bit, too.|
We also had a tree!
|Like my new TARDIS ornament?|
So, even though it was not the best trip, health-wise, we still had fun.
Because Central Oregon.^
*I know Disneyland/world says it's the 'happiest place on earth', but they are wrong. Sunriver is the happiest place on earth.
**The best Ice Cream, Chocolate and Candy store ever. The Sunriver store was the first.
^Part of the Seven Wonders of Oregon. Best advertising campaign ever. Watch all the videos!