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Costly, but fun, weekend

October 13th, 2009 at 04:22 am

This past weekend was out annual 'girls trip'. This is an annual trip that my three daughters, DIL, mom and I take to Portland each year in October to kick off our holiday shopping.

We stay at a Residence Inn that we can stay together in and enjoy a free breakfast each morning.

This year was a little different than most...but it was still a very memorable trip that we all enjoyed.

First change, the hub joined us this year so that he could spend some extra time with us before heading back to ALaska...this meant getting a second room so that there was ample sleeping arrangements for everyone.

On Saturday, we went to Roloff Farms, which is owned by the family who star on 'Little People, Big World". It was very busy there, but we still managed to meet mom, Amy, and sons Jeremy and Zach...and had photo ops with the other Roloffs. Amy was so gracious and just as down-to-earth as she comes across on her show.

On Sunday, we took a 4 hour train ride that included brunch on a gorgeous trip with all the wonderful fall foliage.

We shopped, dined and played our way through Portland and had several days of girl time bonding.

Last night, the hub flew back to Alaska for a month...

What made this weekend costly is that the hub and I paid for the hotel rooms this year AND the train trip, which was totally my idea. We were in a better place to pay than our girls, so we did. Fortunately, I booked the rooms using AAA membership and saved about 1/2 the cost. The train trip...well, that was just an added treat that I wanted to do.

Tonight, I am home getting ready for the busy week ahead, thankful for the weekend of fun that we were able to spend as a family, together.

6 Responses to “Costly, but fun, weekend”

  1. girltherapy Says:

    Love that AAA membership! My SIL had one back when all of our kids were grade schoolers, and we got discounts all over the place. Amusement parks, zoos, beaches, boat rides, restraunts, it was great!

  2. HouseHopeful Says:

    Sounds like a great time! Its really neat that you were able to get to the Roloff Farm. I really think that show is great. The family comes across very down to earth.

  3. Ima saver Says:

    Glad you had such a good time!

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Sounds very nice! It's nice that you can treat your parents are the same way. It doesn't go unnoticed or unappreciated. Wink

  5. debtfreeme Says:

    I love that show and the Portland area in general. A good friend of mine was up there this weekend and had a great time too!

  6. boomeyers Says:

    Now that hubby is earning more, why not splurge a little on your girls? Hope he did'nt cramp your "chick style" too bad! Glad he got to spend time with everyone! Sounds like you had a super time!

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