Tuesday, February 16, 2010

V-day Weekend

Matt decided that he was going to surprise me for the weekend and take me on a bus trip! But since he had been working on the bus non stop for the past few weekends I kind of figures it out. Also Matt and I are really bad about surprises...they never last! We left on Friday as soon as Matt was off of work. The weather was crazy as we drove to the ocean the wind kept throwing the bus around the road and the rain was so bad we could hardly see! We kept looking at each other laughing and saying what a great weekend it was to go to the ocean. I have never been to Long Beach before that I know of and I have to say it is beautiful! We grab dinner in town...it was horrible! By the time we found out campsite it was dark and kind of spooky. We ended up finding one and hunkered down for the night. We were really close to the ocean so we could hear it all night, which was kind of nice. The crazy wind and rain that shook the bus most of the night was another story, but we slept well. It actually always amazes me how good we sleep in the bus because at home we both tend to toss and turn. Maybe it is the 30 year old piece of foam we sleep on :) Anyway when we woke in the morning we knew that after a night like that we could take the bus pretty much anywere anytime of season...well maybe not in the snow!
Matt made an amazing breakfast like always, the tummy was happy. As we drove back into town we noticed that most of the main street was blocked off. We stopped and grabbed some hot chocolate for Travis's sister in laws coffee shop (super cute) to find that a policeman had been shot and they were still looking for the guy, who was on foot! Can we pick the best weekends to go somewhere or what. It was cold, windy and rainy, the bus has so much moister in it we were constantly squeegeeing the windows and now there was a crazy guy on the loose with a gun! But when this is your well needed weekend together all you can do is smile. Oh one other slightly funny think, well kind of, I packed all of the bus for the weekend. This was my first time doing it all by myself which is a lot of work. Normally I have lists and I am very organized but I am pregnant so if i forgot something oh well. As we were driving Matt would ask do you bring this or that I would smile and say no. Well on Saturday morning we figured out one thing that really should of got packed...Matts coat! But we still kept smiling! We left Longbeach that day and drove along the Columbia river and headed home.

Oh this was a Historic Covered Bridge that we found along the way. All I could think is Beattlejuice,Beattlejuice,Beattlejuice,!


  1. Hi Steph, that sounds like a weekend getaway Gene would take me on. You know you can always drive over to Moses Lake and camp on our lot on the lake, But I would wait until summer. It is so pretty cold here at night and you can do alot more here in the spring or summer. I love the photo of the bridge. We will have to nick-name your like boy VW. Are you going to save it for his first car? I still think your having a boy but you will be finding out next month. I can't wait to find out so I can start buying him cute little outfits. Call me if you need anything. Love you Aunt Kelly

  2. Hi Steph,

    Good fun! Now you just need to drive North and I will cook you a yummy breakfast!
    The bridge picture is adorable. There is this
    old redish, orangeish worn out barn that I drive by and I always think Stephanie has to see this! I would love to blow it up and put the picture in a frame.
    So when you come we must do that. Any way happy your doing good. See you March 6th. Can't wait.
    Love Auntie Timi

  3. steph, love the story of your weekend, it sounds like some of our weekend trips to , im glad i have the cabin now, atleast i no where im going to sleep. the picture of the bus on the bridge is so nice i want that picture , love ya sis mom