Tuesday, December 7, 2010

mental note.

Mental note.

When your sister you get a bright idea to do a 2 mile walk around the track at Portland International Raceway as a family to see the holiday lights (and get a shirt)……


Just say NO!

Don’t let those smiling faces fool you.

It was cold.
And wet.

Very wet.

And cold. 

Did I mention wet?

We did the 1 mile kids parade, saw a couple of the lights.


The kids got a medal for walking in the parade, so we figured they probably wouldn’t know the difference if we skipped the actual event.

So we went back to my mom’s.

Where it was warm.

And dry.

And stocked up.


We figure next year we’ll try again.

Only we won’t do the walk.

We will just go in the car and DRIVE around the track.

With the heat on. 

Gotta give my sister props for coming up with a great idea for something fun for the family to do…


Until Christmas is in June I am thinking we probably won’t try that again.  :) 

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Three Js said...

Well, it WAS a good idea, in theory, anyhow. Especially if you live in Hawaii :)

Connie said...

Don't wish sometimes that Christmas was in July?

Evonne said...

A 1 mile walk in good weather can be hard with kids. I'd love to do that, but I agree with you - Christmas has to be moved to June first!

Ms Bibi said...

Well, it sounded good, but thank goodness for well stocked mom's bar.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Good call. I've done cold/wet races withOUT kids, and those are bad enough! Brave soul.

blueviolet said...

In theory, it was a good idea.

Feeling Fit With Dana said...

Good idea, bad timing??? I can't imagine how much whining I would hear, mostly from myself :)

Brian Miller said...

hehe...yeah i vote for warm and dry...at least you can say you survived it right?

The Blonde Duck said...

We used to have a light trail like that when I was growing up!

Amy said...

oh kind of fun but cold.. at least you had a great warm up..

Sandy said...

It does sound like it would be fun...in the warm car!!! :0)

jwilskey said...

ah, good on ya for giving effort! the pics sure are cute.

Annie said...

At least, sounds like everyone had fun.

Kailani said...

I'm pretty impressed that the kids walked for 2 miles! Good job!

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Sherrie said...

It still looks like it was fun! But I'm with you...stay in the car next time and keep warm! :)

James (SeattleDad) said...

At the very least, you got a great post out of it. Well done.

Bliss said...

that last picture is so beautiful. It looks like something from Real Simple magazine (my favorite)