Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Traveling to Mt. Shasta (all 7 of us!)

This is how we travel   :-)
With 7 people now occupying every seat in my Honda Odyssey, it's great when the 3 youngest are asleep at the same time!  (No, I didn't drug them!  LOL!)  Can you see Luke's reflection in the mirror?

After a 6 hour trip (it should only take about 4 without kids!), we finally arrived in Mt. Shasta City.  John Michael loved playing on the bridge my dad built for my parents' yard. He spent most of his days going up and down this bridge.

 Such a big boy!

My Mom has always had an incredible green thumb.  Here in the front yard, John Michael and I explored and found an old rail car amid the daisies, pine trees and fruit trees.

John Michael and I collected a few apples for the horses on the property behind my mom and dad's place.  He decided to take a few bites out of one of them.  While this one looked good to me, most of the apples are wormy, and this was no exception. Luckily, John Michael was tired of the apple before he got to the "bad" part.

North Shore of Lake Siskiyou.  John Michael loved feeling the rocks and water.

Several long logs floating in the water made for some fun water play.

The kids were in heaven here -- we thought it was pretty nice, too!


  1. Glad you all had so much fun... it's so beautiful there!!!!

  2. Soooo lovely Monica! Congrats on your first family vacation as 7!

  3. Beautiful pictures, Monica! Looks like you guys had so much fun. Glad the drive went just fine with 5 kiddo's!

  4. your parents are so lucky to live there- it looks beautiful!!!!! you guys are brave to take 5 kids (with one being a newborn) on a road trip... glad you survived :) looks wonderful!

  5. Okay, if you can go 4hr with 5 kids then I have to stop complaining about taking 2 kids 6hrs to Pismo Beach next month! LOL Looks like you all had a great time, I love Mt Shasta!!!

  6. Looks like a great time...and great photos too.