Monday, January 30, 2023

Girls Weekend in Oregon: Part 1

Esme and I took our first girls trip this weekend.  My friend Dani and her husband, Logan, moved to Klamath Falls, OR in 2020 for his family medicine residency.  That was the beginning of Covid and I mentioned we'd have plenty of time to visit.  Fast forward 2.5 years and we hadn't made it out there yet and his residency ends this summer.  Even though they will be out there a couple more years, I didn't want to push it off.  

We flew out Friday morning.  My dad came over to hang out with Parker and get him on his van in the morning since we has to leave about 6 am.  We parked in our normal spot and waited for the shuttle to arrive.
We've been flying Sun Country lately, so it was fun to be in Terminal 1 for our Delta flight.  Security was a breeze and we were on our way.  Esme got a donut and I got a power wrap from Dunkin before boarding.
Ready to go!
We facetimed Jimmy before takeoff and Esme got some Delta wings from the flight attendant.
We had a long layover in Seattle.  Esme was looking forward to McDonald's, which was right outside out gate, but it was closed for renovations.  There were a couple other potential options, but they weren't close by.  Luckily, I came prepared with a PBJ and a plethora of snacks.
We checked out the play area which was virtually unchanged since we were here in 2013 with Parker.
Esme helped a little with her carry on, but I ended up handling our luggage most of the time.
Flight #2 to Medford, OR started with treats!
Medford is a small, 6 gate airport.  The rental car counter was just outside the exit and we were off an rolling in our Corolla in no time.
We had a beautiful drive through the mountains.  Melting snow and gravel made for a mucky road spray.  It was at this point I realized the washer fluid was empty.  Shoutout to the Odessa Market for having a gallon I could buy!
Our first view of gorgeous Upper Klamath Lake.
We grabbed McDonald's and made a quick stop at Dani's house after 14 hours of travel.  Esme was shy at first, but asked for more time when I was ready to head to the hotel.

The air in the pool area was cooler than expected, but the water was warm and Esme had a blast.  She still says this was her favorite part of the trip.  
We both slept well that first night.

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