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Boardman, OR

We were kind of in a rut.

Our weekends tend to follow similar paths, week after week.

This path includes church, scones, Legos, laundry, football and grocery shopping, maybe dinner with friends or family. Some tasks are necessary, some are just fun, but either way, a rut we were in.

Friday night, Matty B and I were laying in bed and I said, “I just want to go somewhere.” My intention was somewhere more than Starbucks, but somewhere less than Portland.

Boardman, OR fits that description almost exactly.

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We’ve been to Boardman twice, both times for the cute little 4th of July celebration they do. Last year, we noticed the SAGE Center and promised we’d return to visit someday.

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Today was that day. For PDX people, imagine 1/4 of OMSI. For Walla Walla people, imagine Fort Walla x10.

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There was a really cool Alexia potato exhibit that had a “real” conveyor belt to show the process.

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There was a hot air ballon “ride” that Miss Rae was afraid of (and that made Matty B nauseous) but J Man seemed to enjoy.

But the best part of all? The tractor driving game!

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As you can see, neither child is meant to be a farmer.

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Warning! Turn around!

In addition, there was a cute outdoor playground…

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…and no trip to Boardman is complete without a little good old fashioned rock throwing!

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We grabbed ice cream on our way out of town (note to self: J Man does NOT like the pieces of bubble gum in bubble gum ice cream and you will find yourself pawing through his cup, picking out frozen bubble gum chunks) and all in all, it was a great little trip!

I still want to go to Portland.

I still want to go to Starbucks.

But Boardman helped me scratch my “I wanna go somewhere” itch and I would recommend it to families in Walla Walla.

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One response »

  1. Good to know! If you fall back in the rut I can recommend a quick jaunt nearby….#cabinfever

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