We had another beautiful drive today from Bend to Portland. There were incredible views of the Three Sisters, Mt. Jefferson, and eventually Mt. Hood. We took a detour to see Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood where we had our first solid evidence that Elli is getting a little tired of traveling around. On our drive to Timberline, she kept insisting that she didn't want to go to Mt. Hood. She couldn't give any explanation why, she just wanted to stay in Bend. I don't think it was anything particular about Bend, though. We could have been in the nastiest hotel in the rattiest city slum and she would have wanted to stay.
We made it to the Curry's around 5 pm so the kids had a couple of hours to play before the babysitter arrived. All the grown-ups went out to dinner at John Barleycorn's in Tigard and met up with a couple of Ron's friends from high school. A fun and not very late evening. Since I keep emphasizing having relatively early nights, I think I must be getting tired, too.