3 days. 11 cute
boys. 1 beautiful house on
Long Beach, WA has been our spot of choice in year’s past, but for a number of reasons that didn’t pan out this time - so we found something even better! Luke’s parents own an incredible vacation home in northern Idaho and offered it to us free of charge for the long weekend.
We kicked off the whole trip Thursday night with a Toga’s
& Tutu’s Party at my place. I was
pretty pleased that everyone dressed up and there was a good mix of tutu’s and
togas. The party went late into the
night, and by the end everyone was in their underwear (or less) and I knew for
sure we were going to have an excellent road trip.
I got off work at noon on Friday and picked up our rental truck. Dusty and I ran a bunch of errands to get everything in order for the trip. The boys started showing up at 6pm and by 7:30 we were on the road. I don’t know about
the other cars, but our truck (Dusty, Me, Ian, and Keenan) decided to spice
things up a bit on an otherwise long and very boring drive across
We finally arrived at our destination around midnight. We got the truck and cars unloaded and everyone found their place to sleep. Luckily there were enough beds for everyone. Luke and Cory had come down earlier that day to get the house ready for us and bought $360 worth of booze there in Idaho, so we wouldn’t have to haul it all the way from Seattle. You needed a stopwatch to catch how long it took us to break into it. Once we settled in, the boys ventured down for some naked hot tubing. It was probably around 3:30am before we all finally passed out.
Next morning I was up early for a morning run. Got back to the house just as the other boys were waking up. I took a quick shower and started on breakfast. Cooking for 11 hungry boys definitely has to be one of my favorite parts of the trip. Belly’s stuffed and the table cleared, we decided it would be a good day to head to Silverwood Amusement Park. We spent the day riding roller coasters, getting soaked on water rides, and playing arcade games. The boys were pretty beat by the time we got back to the cars and on back home. A big fajitas dinner gave us plenty of energy for a rowdy, crazy night. As I recall, most of us were just in our underwear, or a little less for this night’s debauchery… but nothing compared to the next night!
Sunday morning came and went and around noon the boys finally fell out of bed. French toast, scrambled eggs and bacon made for a nice brunch. After that it was a perfect day for relaxing around the house, on the big deck, in the hot tub, down by the water on the docks or in the lake. We played board games, sipped on cocktails, sunned and had a generally awesome, relaxing day in the sun.
George’s father played a large role in developing the Mineral Ridge Trail only 15 minutes from the house. About an hour before sunset most of the boys loaded up and drove up to the trailhead. It took us about an hour to make it to the top. The sun had already set (damn, just missed it) but the views were still absolutely beautiful. Nobody wanted to leave our new viewpoint, but as twilight was setting in, we realized we still had quite a hike to the bottom and most of us were in tank tops/shorts. Bounding down the trail Dusty and I finally caught up with the other boys and we safely got everyone off the mountain and back home. That night I cooked up a huge pasta dinner for everyone which received rave reviews. We were all exhausted that night so we kept it pretty low key, especially since we had a big day ahead of us. Baby Kyle was the first to get naked that night – his clothes just sort of fell off. Didn’t take long before we all did the same. The ScenicBoys Strike Again!!! :)
Monday morning was a real slow start. It took us quite a while to get up the motivation to clean, pack and get ready for the 5 hour drive home. But once the chores were started, it seemed to go by pretty quickly, a much easier job than anyone had anticipated. We all said our goodbyes, loaded up the cars and took one last group pic before heading home. Dusty and I spent a few months planning, coordinating and stressing about making sure this trip would be a success. As we sat back in our seats and enjoyed the ride home, we both knew all our efforts were well worth it.