Wednesday, May 28, 2008

our long weekend...

My dad came to visit over the holiday weekend. He lives in Oregon, outside of Eugene, in a little town on the way to the coast called Noti. He usually comes down once a year, either for Skyler's birthday or 4th of July. This time it was neither but he made the trip anyway. He brought his dog Riley, who Skyler just LOVES! We had a dog once...I'll save that for another post. Skyler thought it was the funniest thing when Riley would stick his head out of the window in the car!



While my dad was here we took him to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum. It's a wildlife rescue place where you can take local wildlife you've found injured or lost and they will rehabilitate them as best they can. If they aren't able to be released back into the wild, they put them on display at this place so everyone can see local wildlife, up close and personal...kind of like a zoo.

This is the Bald Eagle they have. They were cleaning his perch/cage area so they had him in a large enclosure where he was waiting to be fed. They are just so amazing and beautiful. I guess it's because I don't see them in the wild so it's so awesome to see one up close!



Then we went over to my father-in-law's house for a BBQ where he and Skyler played with LEGO's, her new favorite thing to do at his house.



We also went to our local Art and Wind Festival. Skyler loves kites so this was an opportunity to see a lot of them, make her own, and fly it. She had a blast. She also got to walk Riley (which I think was the highlight of the day for her). Here she is with Steve "fishing" in the fountain. She's been begging him to take her fishing so I guess this was her attempt at trying it.

Bright and early Monday morning my dad and Riley piled into his little sports car and headed back up to Oregon. We'll miss them both!

6 comments:

Denise said...

that is a great photo of skyler and riley!

Ann said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend with your dad. I love the pic. of riley looking out the window and skyler smiling.

Erin said...

Our dog is named Riley too! Looks like you guys had alot of fun :)

Love the last pic, how did you make it look slightly sepia toned? Love it!

Stephanie said...

Thanks Erin, I edit my photos on picnik.com. Under create I chose Sepia and then change it to 50% or so until I get the look I want.

I love that site!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

love the Oregon hat! My husbands a duck!

Stephanie said...

Thanks Kim! They are our 2nd favorite team (the first being USC) My dad, though, is a huge fan. Living just outside Eugene I don't think he had much of a choice :)