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Stuck in the Sand

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There we were.  Having the perfect Roadschool kinda day.  Exploring the rusted, decaying spine of the Peter Iredale.  This relic from 1906 impales the shoreline at Fort Stevens State Park along the sun kissed, fog laden coast of Warrenton, Oregon.  A quick google on the beach yielded the ships fated tale of woe.  A saga of wrong turns, nautical mishaps and stowaways.  Little did we know that this wreckage would serve as prophetic foreshadowing of what our future held.

IMG_9939The dogs were romping, the kids were dune diving and three sets of adults enjoyed the surf and each others company, but like all good things, it was time to wrap up and head home.

And so we packed up and started home.. only we didn’t get far.

The front bumper of some hapless vehicle, laid in our path… only the bumper… another clue to the fate that awaited.

50 feet from pavement we were moving, but not forward. Frankentruck was digging its own hole to China.  No amount of transmission rocking would grant our freedom. 4wd high… nope.. the big guns, 4wd low… only served to seal our fate as sand was flung across our hood and windshield.

The Hamilton’s who had left a mere 5 minutes before us, made a u turn, but stopped short on the paved border as they had just narrowly avoided the clutches of the soft sand themselves.  It’s a good thing too, ’cause as everyone knows, two stuck trucks makes a grown man say… ‘aw…. shucks” 😉

A young Canadian family was on the beach and started triage with a plastic pink princess shovel.  For some reason I was under the impression that this required more substantial equipment.  When I realized our beach toys would work, we all got busy, digging.  With shovels, and cups and even a seahorse sand mold.

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We dug and made a haphazard sand ramp and then the pulling began.  Strapped to our Good Samaritan, the tug-o-war began.  Unfortunately, Frankentruck won and stayed put!  The tow rope snapped and came flinging back to our bumper.  Thank goodness we were all clear otherwise this would have been tragic!

Then the Calvary came… in the form of the Sheriff Wood.  He formed a truck sled team tying a tow rope to his Standard Issue Dodge and our Canadian Savior’s Chevy.  Would this be the horsepower that would yank us from the grips of the sand that by now had fully engulfed the frame of Frankentruck?

You can see for yourself in this brief video.

Rambler Goes to Portland

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today rambler went to vodoo doughnuts

Fulltime Families Hosts Solar Fest in Oregon, Experience the Solar Eclipse with your Friends

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Fulltime Families is hosting a “Solar Fest Hangout” in Bend, Oregon,  August 17 to August 24th, 2017 at the SunRiver Thousand Trails in Bend, OR.

Some highly anticipated activities are:

  • Solar Experiments and Crafts
  • Black Out Dance Party
  • Solar Science Classes
  • Campfires and Corporate Meals
  • and much more

Families interested in attending this event are encouraged to make their reservations at this Thousand Trails park, asap.  Not a Thousand Trails Member yet, contact the TT / FTF Rep Alisha Deschene at  (207) 270-1121.  Non-Member rates are also available for this park.

An activities fee of $50 per family will be required to cover supplies for this week long event.  Please keep in mind, this is not a rally, it’s a “hang out” which has a more relaxed calendar of activities.

This event is limited 15 families.

Interested in hosting another Fulltime Families Solar Fest (or hangout) in another location?  Contact Kimberly@fulltimefamilies.com

You can reserve your spot for this event by reserving your spot with the form below:

2017 Fulltime Families Solar Fest Hangout
2017 Fulltime Families Solar Fest Hangout
Hosted at the Sunriver Thousand Trails Bend Oregon - Aug. 17th 2017 to Aug. 23rd 2017
Price: $50.00

What are the cancellation policies for this event?

Hangout Fee Refunds:

  • Cancel before June 18th, 2017 for a full refund of hangout fees with $10 cancellation fee.
  • Cancel between June 19th, 2017 – July 18th, 2017 for a 50% refund.
  • Cancellations after July 19th, 2017 will not be refunded.
  • Fees at non-transferable

Camping Refunds:

  • Please refer to the host campground regarding their refund policy.  FtF has no control over campground refunds.

Tee Shirt Refunds (if applicable):

  • Full refund prior to t-shirt order being placed.  After the order has been placed, no refunds are available.  Must pay additional shipping fee of $6 per shirt if you’d like your shirt shipped to you.

Rambler Visits Haystack Rock Oregon

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This week Rambler came to Haystack Rock with us on the Oregon Coast. He loved frolicking in the waves and chasing seagulls. Then he filled his belly with some delicious Mo’s Clam Chowder!

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