Kid-Parent Retreat: Becky & Will

After dinner on Friday, Will and I headed out to the coast, this time to explore Manzanita!

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Saturday morning I intended to rent a boat from the Wheeler Marina and tool around on the Nehalem River.  Will was thrilled with the idea, but unfortunately they had a couple boats out of commission, so we ended up having to wait for several hours.

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So we walked around and explored the extra charming town of Wheeler and waited and waited.

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We’re on a boat!  This, admittedly, was terrifying for me to be completely in charge of a motorized boat on an unknown river, but I did it!

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I even put Will in charge of the camera.

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The following are his images:

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While we were waiting, we learned that Wheeler was going to be holding a 100 years celebration on the waterfront so we decided to check it out.

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For dinner we attacked some fresh crabs.  Will was hesitant at first, but then realized how fun and delicious tearing into a crab can be.  We sat there for an hour getting messy and chatting about girlfriends, school, and the complications of his tribe of boys in class.

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We purchased a kite and he tried so very hard to get it to fly, but it was just so windy.  He still had a great time!

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After we checked out on Sunday, we headed south to eventually meet Ben & Lucy at the beach house.  We made a few stops on the way.   First up was a very short hike to Munson Falls:

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Then I surprised Will with a detour to Sand Lake, where we sat on the fence and watched all the dune buggies, ATVs, and dirt bikes race around for an hour:

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Our last stop of the day was up a muddy, twisty road to the seasonal top access trail of Cascade Head:

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We had to document how much we put the car through during our weekend:

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Overall we had a very successful Mother/Son weekend.  So many adventures!

2 thoughts on “Kid-Parent Retreat: Becky & Will

  1. It’s so nice that you and Ben get to spend individual time with each of the kids. I think that’s a fabulous idea, and looks like you guys had so much fun!

  2. Pingback: Munson Creek Falls State Park | Band of Charac­ters

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