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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Vacation begins in Lake Chelan

Lake Chelan, WA

We drove to Lake Chelan today with Cameron and Drew. Lake Chelan is about 3-1/2 hours from Seattle, so we were a little worried about how Drew would handle that kind of drive. He slept for about 1-1/2 hours, which was better than we thought he'd do.

About halfway here, the clutch on the Outback started sticking a little bit. It didn't cause any real problems, but I did start worrying about it. It's funny how cars wait to do weird things until you're on a long trip.

We're here for a conference for Brenda's work. We're staying at Campbell's, right on the lake. This is the sixth time we've been here as a famly, so it's become a bit of a tradition. The first time I visited was when Cameron was only 4 weeks old.

Last year Cameron and I rented a jet ski, and we had a great time out on the lake for an hour or so. The year before we rented a boat. This time, we're thinking about a jet ski again, but an airplane ride sounds like even more fun.

Anyway, after we arrived and settled in, Brenda left for a meeting at 5:00. I tried to take Drew and Cameron to dinner at the Campbell's Pub. Drew lasted about 15 minutes, so we left our food half-eaten on the table. I know this kind of behavior from a toddler doesn't surprise any parents who have lived through it, but man is it frustrating!

I took the boys back to the room, and Drew's screaming got worse. Even when Brenda got back, he didn't settle down. A fun start to vacation...

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