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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Field Trip #121 Friday Blog Hop–Northern California Hwy 101

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Lisa @ Our 4 Kiddos
 
After San Francisco we headed north on the 101 down the Avenue of the Giants.  Unfortunately for us, it rained the entire way.  But, that didn’t stop us from getting out at one point, Q and the boys did a bit of exploring while K and I stayed dry in the rental van.  These trees are just HUMONGOUS!!
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The kids were excited to put on their ‘winter’ coats.  Everyday was like Christmas with a new outfit to wear, since we had lived in Hawaii for the last 3yrs we had ZERO for cold weather gear.  I hit up Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.
 
That night we stayed in Fortuna, CA.  Our time clocks were still all screwed up, so we were all awake around 11pm when we got to experience our first EARTHQUAKE!  That was exciting! (and a tad unsettling)
 
The following morning we hit the Fortuna Cheese Factory, Loleta Cheese, first thing before our long journey to my MILs house.
They got to see cheese being made, taste several varieties and then do a scavenger hunt in the garden outside.  It was a good way to start the day and burn off that early morning energy before the long drive.
 
cheese
 
We had a beautiful drive going further north (my MIL lives just south of the Oregon border), and the kids got to play in the snow for the first time. (well the older two have seen snow, but that was 3years ago…I think only C remembers it).
 
101 scenes
 
The fun soon ended in tears from cold hands (something they have never experienced before), I should have videoed that part! It didn’t deter them though; they were hopeful to see snow again (though we didn’t until we got to VA), ironically.
 
They had a blast exploring the wide open spaces of ranching country while at Grandma’s house.  c, who loves animals, had a great time seeing the buffalo, cows, dogs, horses, chickens, etc…  We also found a beaver dam, though we did not see any beaver.
 
ranch
 
After spending time at the in-law’s for a few days we headed to Nevada – that’s up next week!

 

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