Friday, September 23, 2011

End of Summer -- Share your Favorite Moments

The Happy Campers got to thinking - my word, it's the end of Summer!  Labor Day has come and gone and today marks the first day of fall!!  The days are much shorter and a bit cooler - hence the reason we've been hanging on the California coast trying to take advantage of the final days of sunshine on the beach before heading east on the southern corridor!

Personally, we've had an amazing summer and we know friends and family probably have, too.  So we thought this was a good time to share our favorite things from summer 2011 and we'd really love to hear about yours, too!

End of Summer - beautiful west coast sunsets!

Below are some of our favorite things....but tell us your favorite summer 2011 stories using Facebook or the Comment section below (don't forget to sign your name so we know who shares with us :)

Amy's Favorites:

Most beautiful: The view of Lower Falls from Artist Point in Yellowstone National Park, WY

Simply gorgeous and inspiring!

Biggest laugh: Crashing the tandem bike in Santa Barbara

Yes, we crashed, and it's even harder to steer when you're
laughing hysterically

Best activity: Sandboarding in Florence, OR

Such a fun sport - check out the video if you haven't already
Watch --

Most inspiring: Spanish Village Art Studios in Balboa Park, San Diego

Cute artist studio
Buildings from a war that were converted into artist studios
and galleries with all different mediums.  Adorable colored
cobblestones line the area adding to the charm.

Best happy hour view: The dolphins swimming by + the ocean crashing on the rocks right beside us at Barefoot Bar in Malibu, CA

Amazing view with waves crashing
up on the rocks

Dolphins strolling by

Most delicious: Dinner at "3 Doors Down" in Portland, OR.  No picture - I ate it all.  :-)

Tracy's Favorites:

Biggest laugh:  The Wild Mouse rollercoaster in Hershey Park, PA

Again, it doesn't look very frightening, but I laughed
so hard at Amy screaming that I legitimately cried!

WTF moment:   Goose in a carriage w/ gun toting Mama in Yellowstone, followed closely by Dog in a Carriage in Napa, CA.  Seriously people, what are you thinking?

Words cannot describe - so
I'll just let you enjoy the photo
 A 75 year old man went into the
bathroom at this beautiful winery
in Napa - and left his "baby" outside
in its stroller.  Hence the reason...WTF

Most amazing Buffalo Herd in Custer Park, SD

So amazing - something I'll never forget

Family moment: Getting to see Devin play all his sports for a week in MN

Such great fun to spend a whole week with him

Most surprising:  The Corn Palace in South Dakota - very cool

Yes, we're dorks
Really an amazing thing - thought I'd just laugh at it, but
the story behind it is really quite interesting.

Best overall to date:  Yellowstone National Park, WY

So many beautiful spots around every corner!

And amazing wildlife from Bison, to Elk, to Grizzlies
to our cute little friend the Coyote!

Well, there you have it.  Some of our favorites from summer.  But please....we would really love to hear from all of you, too.  What went on this summer?  Give us the good, the bad, the ugly, the funny, the crazy....share some stories.

Until the next exit...

Amy & Tracy


  1. Thanks to you, we had a blast at Noah's Ark in Wisconsin Dells. I am not sure how you managed with lines....we went Labor Day Weekend, on a rainy kind of day, and didn't wait in a line once. It was great!

    Great blog of your adventures. Keep having fun!


  2. Beth....thank you so much for reading and commenting! We are so happy that we helped with your travels! Only a couple slides had long lines...that made us very happy!!

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