Winter break

We’ve had an adventurous winter break. We started off with a snow storm that ended up closing local highways. We’re lucky enough to only have to shovel ourselves out of our site. The roads are maintained really well and the highway is passable for us. We did see plenty of spin outs

The older boys got to take a trip to do night tubing at Ski Bowl. They went before the big storm. Ski Bowl, Meadows and Timberline all closed when the storm hit.

A laser light show and d.j. music played while they raced down groomed tubing chutes at Ski Bowl East. To find out more about tubing at Ski Bowl go HERE

Back at home we were able get bust out our sleds and use our very own hills for some fun sledding time.. I have a middle schooler who will wear shorts no matter what!

So, here we are getting buried in snow and breaks almost over. Wait, no it is over! It’s still a snowy mess and we decided to go to the beach..

The beginning of trip went smoothly with the only ‘difficult’ driving just the short trip to the highway. Even though the highway we live off of was still closed about 7 miles up the road you wouldn’t know it at our entrance. 

We made it to about 30-40 minutes out from Florence and we were looking forward to stopping at St. Vinnies (our favorite thift store). The road was flooded and closed. Traffic not moving at all. I began checking the tripcheck camera. The camera happened to be pointing right at the new pool on the road. We waited and waited and discussed driving back to I5 and around to Reedsport. We didn’t want to add hours of driving when we were so close and there wasn’t an alternative route

Finally the drain was cleared and the water flowed away. We made our stop in Florence and got back on the road to Reedsport. Only, we had to sit in traffic again. The only way south crossed a bridge where a wreck had just happened and closed all lanes. After that mess was cleaned up we made it to our destination. A long day traveling deserved pizza for dinner. We ordered from Bedrocks on the Bay in Winchester and it was amazing!

At the end of the day, the older boys were excited for the side by side rental coming up the next day and the youngest was worn out and went right to sleep.

Sweepstakes and Giveaways Round-up: Daily Entry

Rise to Shine Pledge | Visit St Petersburg Clearwater Florida
Take the Rise to Shine Pledge to show your support for being safe and courteous when you visit. As extra incentive, everyone who completes the Pledge will be entered to win the Ultimate Beach Getaway, including round-trip airfare, a 4-night stay at a beachfront resort and a day in your own private cabana, fully stocked with everything you need for an unforgettable beach day experience.
Ends: 04/30/2021

Sweepstakes: Enter to Win a Pair of Klipsch Forte IV Loudspeakers | World Wide Stereo
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Ends: 02/28/2021

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A one-hour private pottery class with internationally known ceramist Kent Harris at Blue Sage Pottery in Amarillo’s Route 66 Historic District.
A free limo ride to the Big Texan in an iconic long horned limo.
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Ends: 02/28/2021

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One Lucky Winner Will Receive (1) SAMSUNG 43-inch Class Crystal UHD TU-8000 Series – 4K UHD HDR Smart TV with Alexa Built-in
Ends: 04/30/2021

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Ends: 02/28/2021

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Ends: 02/28/2021

Wyndham® Key to Wyn Sweepstakes
7 day/6 night stay at Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham – Nashville
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One round of golf for three (3) with Brandt Snedeker (optional) during your stay May 6-12, 2021
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Ends: 03/31/2021

RAVE Sweepstakes | Paddling.com
One winner will receive their choice of one of these boards from RAVE Sports :
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Ends: 02/28/2021

Outdoor Oasis $25,000 Sweepstakes | Martha Stewart
Enter for a chance to WIN $25,000 to create your very own outdoor oasis!
Ends: 06/30/2021

Winter SurPRIZE Sweepstakes
Enter for a chance to win $1000 ShopHQ credit
Ends: 03/21/2021

Sing It With Oreo – Welcome
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Ends: 03/06/2021