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Visiting Oregon With Kids & Why You Absolutely Have To.

One year ago, we set out from the Midwest to move our family to Portland, Oregon.  My husband was in the military for several years before he went to graduate school and took the rest of us with him.  So, moving isn't something that is new to us.  Leaving the Midwest was the most challenging move we have ever made, our boys were born there and we tackled life's biggest changes there.  Above all, the community of support and great friends…

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Road trip entertainment for our kids!

It is hard to believe we are only three days from departure for our big summer adventure to Portland, Oregon!  We will be stopping every 7-10 hours of driving to stay in a hotel, we will have the boys swim at each stop to get their joints moving again.  We will shower, eat a healthy breakfast, and get back on the road for the day.  These chunks of time are so long for young children, so I've spent the last…