I recently took a vacation filled with family adventures in Oregon. Naturally, I couldn’t wait to share them with you!
A Maine COVIDcation
Although we had not spent a night outside of our home since February, or even eaten outside at a restaurant, we felt that the mental health benefits to our family would be worth the risks of the trip. Maine has consistently had one of the lowest rates of COVID-19 transmission and strict travel restrictions. We were not disappointed.
Known for being a kind of liberal, hippie enclave with a great culinary scene in the middle of more conservative North Carolina, it did not disappoint.
A Day Spent at Hudson Yards
I am going to lead with the conclusion here. To be clear, RLS loved Hudson Yards and we think you should all go yourselves if you are able. The mall covers a wide range of price points, from H&M to Dior, but most importantly, there are some new discoveries you might not have had a chance to see, feel, and try on in person before. This was the most fun part for me and Kyle. Well ok, I also had a lot of fun picking out “boy” sequin-flip tees for my kids at H&M, but even more we enjoyed discovering …
California Dreamin’ with Kids
Remember the blog post on our family trip to NYC last summer? Mr. Real Life Style made a funny comment at the conclusion of our recent California trip, which was that this one was for the kids, whereas the NYC trip was really for the adults, and we dragged the kids along (see epicly cute picture of James at the Metropolitan Museum of Art). The DC public schools made a very popular calendar change this year which gave us an extra week-long break in February. We had been contemplating a family trip to CA to see family and friends for …