A semi-daily chronicle of my life as a musician, a family man, and a citizen of Oregon.

Jul 28, 2009

Eat your heart, everyone else - I'm on vacation

I'm writing from the house we've rented on Devil's Lake in Lincoln City.

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We've been vacationing  after the wedding before our big honeymoon trip with my brother Dan, his wife Kacie, and their children Bethany(10), Brynlee (3), and Kaitlynn (2), who are all adorable. Yesterday I went on a long canoe ride around Devil's Lake with Dan, Brynlee, Andrew, and Katie while Kacie, Jen, Brianna and Bethany went for a horse ride on the beach in Pacific City.  I'll write more about the horse ride later when I get the pictures - lots to tell.  During the canoe trip we found an awesome playground on Devil's Lake where the kids could play.  It has a really cool wooden structure with all kinds of nooks, crannies, tires, and so on for the kids to run around and have fun on.  The little girls loved it.

Fun stats from the trip:

30 Times (so far) Andrew has played "Under the Bridge" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers on his guitar, which my brother Dan just taught him
7 Miles we paddled around Devil's Lake yesterday
2 (about to be 3) Views of the movie "Coraline" during the trip
3 Meals consisting of left-over wedding food (I'm still loving Salmon, beans, corn on the cob, and cornbread)
4 Times Andrew has asked me whether or not we can rent a Jet Ski
4 Times I told Andrew no
9:30 Average time I've been waking up in the morning
At least 5 pounds gained so far on my part
2 Guitars brought along on the trip
3 Times we had to stop on the way here to fix the canoe from slipping around on the roof of our car (we finally resolved the root cause thanks to Dan)
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 The numbers I can say with Katie to get her to give me a kiss
1 renewed birth control prescription - no coincidence