Sunday, August 17, 2008

They Said...

They said (the boys that is) 'do you want to go on a picnic?' We said (the girls that is) 'sure'.

A few weeks ago when Matt, Andrea, & E were here (before Erin-o came) the boys decided we should go to a waterfall to have a picnic. Great idea, right? We thought so. We were to leave around 10:30 am for the picnic. That morning, Andrea & I ran to my friend Kristi's house to borrow her rotary cutter for a sewing project. We returned home a few minutes after 10:30 to people sitting in my living room. I hadn't seen them before. I didn't know we were having company. Apparently these people (new friends of Tim) were joining us on the picnic...news to us. Ah well, we ran around the house & got ready. We were on the road by 10:45.

We got to our destination (we'll call it destination never ending waterfall) around noon. We were told it was a flat trail & we wouldn't need hiking shoes. Do you see where this is going? So...we began to scout around & our first obstacle was the steep slope getting down to the first waterfall. Never fear, we figured it out & were able to go down to see the fall. It was indeed beautiful.

Back up to the picnic tables for lunch. After lunch, the boys & company headed back down to the falls to take photos. Fine. Until I realized that they were going to take pictures for 45 hours. Am I exaggerating here? Maybe just a bit.

My friend Andrea & I decided that this wasn't exactly the picnic we had bargained for...we had grand plans of sewing, scrapping, & Starbucks. All of these hopes being dashed as the minutes ticked on. We became pouty. (I know, hard for you to believe, but it's true). After a few hours of photographing this waterfall, we made a trek to another nearby waterfall (where again, the trail was flat, flat, flat - or so we were told). After hiking uphill to this waterfall, we stopped on a bridge to take more photos of the waterfall. (Not Andrea & I - we were still whining). After about 1/2 hour at this fall, the boys decided they should take their whinny wives home. But did we go home? Nope. We ended up in Silverton to look at this store (the whining had stopped by then - we were happy) & then dinner in Stayton. As a reward for surviving the day - we stopped here on the way home. It was yummy. We were happy to be home. Out of the car. Away from the never ending picnic...



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6 comments:

Bethany said...

Cute story, but I'm having a really hard time believing that you and Andrea were whining... who doesn't love to waste hours waiting on husbands? ;) I'm a little jealous of the yarn shop, I'd love to go. I agree, one of these days I need to make the trip over there with Andrea. Maybe without the kiddos...

Erin said...

well, the pictures are nice ;)

ander said...

That was hilarious! O.k., probably not to you but atleast it made for a great story and you got some great pictures out of it ;)

andrea said...

sorry :) that was me

dickie said...

And they are still whining about it to this day, it seems...

Andrea said...

This is the picnic that never ends ... yes it goes on and on my friends ... "somepeople" drove us there, us not knowing what was in store ... and we continued picnicing forever just because.

Where's our whiney face picture?!? Was it not flattering to us and our bratty attitudes?!?!

I will say that the knitting store, pizza and BR almost made it worth it :).