GUEST POST: Annalise, Austin and Ania :)
Once upon a time, a family of five set out on one of the most memorable trips ever.
There are so many memories that we can't put it all into words, but we will try our best.
It started with three people crying! Daddy was going away for a three day Management Class in Corvallis. That trip didn't turn out to be so bad after all.
After gathering in the kitchen, Daddy told us all, "I have a plan. But... Nah, I think this is a stupid idea."
Finally, he told us that we should come along with him to Corvallis.
We had five minutes to gather all the books that we needed to last us for those three days. We actually were stuck with doing some of our school work too :)
We didn't need to pack, because Mommy thinks of those kinds of things. This trip was a joint effort with the older ones having kept us distracted, while Mom packed and packed.
Besides having to do school work, the trip was GREAT!!! We had it pretty easy; we got to sleep in, have a buffet style breakfast, we didn't have to clean our rooms, or make our beds (the maids did it for us :)
To top that off, we went for a two hour dip in the pool. During that time, Austin got inspired by Annalise swimming without a life jacket and Ania got inspired by Austin not wearing a life vest. So, everyone was inspired with the idea of learning how to swim. By the last day, Annalise and Austin were swimming and Ania was on her way to learning it.
To top that off, we had a wonderful dinner and dessert at the McGraths Fish House.
After coming home and getting ready, we all had to take turns on the phone checking up on things at home. After that, we watched an episode of the all-famous movie, Wives and Daughters ;)
The next day, we would have slept the day away because we were so tired, but we needed to get up and get breakfast.
We needed to have enough energy for another good dunk in the Hilton pool; and this time, a full two hours. This day was very nice and for the most part, relaxing. All we had to do was math; so we got to go swimming earlier.
When we got back to our room, Annie finished math and Ania and Austin read their history books. When Daddy got back to the room, he got on his lap-top and looked up some gourmet pizza places. One of them was America's dream and the other was Woodstock's Pizza Parlor. We headed off to try The America's Dream first. The only thing was, we couldn't get a parking place.
The next place we tried was Woodstock's Pizza Parlor. It had amazing pizza. After our session of Wives and Daughters we went to bed.
In the morning, Mom said that we were not going to do school. Instead, we went swimming for an hour. Then we got on the TV and watched a history video. When Dad got back to the hotel, we packed up and drove home. We were conked out from all the swimming that we had done.
We had such a fun time, and Mommy and Daddy were very generous in inviting us.
Ania, "I never dreamt of going to Corvallis with Dad!"
Austin, "Thank you Dad for inviting us!"
Annalise, "This was the most wonderful adventure of my life: spending time with you and Mom!"