Day 1 Drive day- We begin our journey! We made a few stops along the way. Okay, a lot of stops.
Here are a couple: below we stop so the girls can photograph Mt. Shasta.
And for a snack and leg stretching stop at Jamba Juice.
"I do enjoy my family. I don't know why I always feel like I am in a hurry... although it did take 10 hours for a 5 hour drive." ~Pa
For some reason Tom decided we'd drive through the night on the return trip. It was a lot faster. : )
Day 2 Crater Lake
After staying the night at a Super 8, the girls sleeping like sardines sideways on the second queen bed, we were off to see Crater Lake.
"I love to be with my family.
I cannot wait to see Crater Lake today!
I am so excited to be on a 1 week vacation again."
~ Michaela, age 9
"Crater Lake was gorgeous.
I literally caught my breath at the sight of it.
...my soul was almost speechless.
'Thank You' to God was all I could say."
Can you see the reflection of the land in the water? Pictures cannot begin to do this sight justice. It was like a slice of heaven. There is something soul stirring here- the air was crisp and clean, the water was an incredible shade of blue. I just had to sit and soak it in for a while.
"O Lord, how great are Your works! Your thoughts are very deep." ~Psalm 92:5
Coming from 100 degree weather in California we were delightfully surprised to find snow on the ground. What a fun treat!
There was snow balling...
Dares to run barefooted...
and frozen toes and piggy back rides for the brave soul that did it.
Quotes are from our travel journal.