Postcards from Oregon

Oregon, YOXO loves you! We can’t wait to come back soon! Check out our photo gallery of good times and places Orig the YOXObot visited while on tour.

The YOXO family is exploring Washington, Oregon and California this month as part of our Pop-Up Play Dates West Coast Tour. Many thanks to Brains On!, Jet EdgePBS KIDS and the many toy stores and museums who have partnered with us for the tour!

Time together — the greatest travel memory

When it comes to family adventuring, I tend to be the planner. So when we travel, I am Queen of Research and Booking. We’ll sleep on a tugboat in Seattle and a treehouse in Portland! Have lunch at the top of the Space Needle! Go orca whale watching in the San Juan Islands! Visit an alpaca farm! And more. So much more.

This all sounds super fun, right? Because it is…

But woah, slow down.

Here we are, on a month-long road trip,  adventuring and building family memories. We’re attempting to find our new normal as a family of four on the road, while trying to maintain some normalcy of us as a family. Recently around the campground picnic table, we did our usual end-of-the-day reflection: share your highlights and lowlights of the day.

Lowlights all around: not seeing orca whales during the whale watching boat tour (even my best planning can’t make them appear, darn it). As for the kids’ highlights, one would think they’d be something like “hanging out with those cute, wide-eyed alpacas.”

Or, “Watching bay seals pop their heads up in Friday Harbor.”

Or, “Seeing bald eagles fishing.”

But you’d be wrong. Like I was wrong.

Yes, the kids saw or did all those things. And yep, they were cool. But here’s what our littles actually shared around the picnic table as their highlights:

Creative kiddos of Seattle & Portland

Your kids have been WOW-ing us at our West Coast Tour Pop-Up playdates! Give them access to thousands of YOXO links and gobs of cardboard tubes, and what do they do? They build and build and build. They experiment and tinker and let their imaginations run wild.

We’ve loved getting out from behind our desks and playing with YOXO alongside your creative kids so much that we’re spotlighting a few of the YOXO kids we’ve met on our West Coast Tour so far. (Join us at an upcoming, free, West Coast playdates or at one of our many partner playdates across the country!)

The YOXO family is exploring Washington, Oregon and California this month as part of our Pop-Up Play Dates West Coast Tour. Many thanks to Brains On!, Jet EdgePBS KIDS and the many toy stores and museums who have partnered with us for the tour!

Postcards from Seattle

Thank you, Seattle, for showing YOXO an amazing time as we kicked off our month-long Pop-Up Playdates West Coast tour!

 – The YOXO family is exploring Washington, Oregon and California this month as part of our Pop-Up Play Dates West Coast Tour. Many thanks to Brains On!, Jet EdgePBS KIDS and the many toy stores and museums who have partnered with us for the tour!