The "little boys" (that's what we call our youngest grandsons) didn't get to go to the State Fair with us so grandpa decides that we should take them to the Portland area Oaks Amusement Park. Grandpa did not know that everyone in 6 counties would be there yesterday... that 8 thousand businesses would be holding their company picnic that day. We realized that our choice of day may have been a poor one when the parking was wayyyyy out of the park all down the road and spilling into the nearby neighborhoods. But we perserved and found a parking spot in the lot and headed into the teeming crowds. First ride was the little train.. toot toot!Then the big slide.. and yes, that is Grandpa there.. the little boys went down so fast I missed a photo of them!
Then the carousel.. my job apparently is official photographer.. :-)
Riding a horse is serious business.
Wave to grandma!
Then the ferris wheel..
There they are!
Then they rode on these boats that went UP and down.. UP and down..
There they are.. it was HARD to get a good photo of this ride, it twirled and spun like crazy.. grandpa got a little dizzy on this one.. :-)
Hayden manning the gun on this rocket ship.
This adorable little church is near the park, a lot of people get married here.We decided to head out at 5 pm, unfortunately, so did 8 million other people. We were stuck in traffic to get OUT of the parking lot for an hour! We took our son and grandsons out to dinner at the "Original Taco House" afterwards.. then dropped them off at home.. then came home.. the boys had a wonderful time! Now I'm getting in the Fall mode, but our weather forecast is for sunny days for the next week and who knows past that. But we have had no rain a month.. amazing! Today I'm heading to the Veteran's Administration Hospital to install a museum display celebrating the Constitution for the Daughters of the American Revolution. I hope you have a great week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)