W
ell, I had the most wonderful birthday yesterday. For the first time in a number of years I had all three of my daughters with me and we all went to Enchanted Forest. Yes, I know you may think it is an odd place for a 56 year old woman and her grown daughters to spend the day but we had an absolute blast all day long. We went on rides, walked through all the nursery rhyme trails, the Indian Caves, the glorious water show, the Haunted Mansion, Western Town, went down all the slides…so much fun. Who says you have to grow up?
If you have never been to Enchanted Forest in Turner, Oregon you are really missing a treat. It was built by a local man and his family for the love of children and there is really nothing else like it.

I really wanted it to be a fun time because the last time I went there for my birthday, two years ago, we got back and found out that my brother had suddenly passed away that day. I wanted to be able to remember my brother and celebrate my birthday without the pain and sadness that has been present the last two years. I am happy to say that it seems to have been a success and I know that would have made my brother happy as well.
If you would like, you can read my tribute to my brother and my parents here Journey Through Grief and perhaps follow the link to light a candle in memory of a loved one. Treasure the memories and remember the love they they brought to your life.
And, as I did, have a spectacular day!