Wednesday, July 1, 2009


We visited our first "new" place this summer. The Bakers invited us to camp with them on a beautiful beach on the Olympic peninsula. Kalaloch was gorgeous. We camped right on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. We could watch the surf from our tent. The sand was wonderful. The weather fantastic. It was just a really pleasant camping trip. We will have to maybe go back and stay longer. Camping over night is always so disappointing. All the work to load up, set up camp...and then the next morning you are tearing it all down again after hardly getting to enjoy the scenery.

We made the most of our weekend trip though let me tell you.
The kids really loved flying kites there are our campsite. It was so windy. Sara Baker made sure that Chase was near by to anchor her down from flying away. It is not the easiest kite to fly, so I was very impressed how fast they both picked it up.

We had a great time at the campfire of course. I look forward to smores like nobodies business when I am prepping for a camping trip. And every since my friend Karin disclosed that the best smores are made with peanut butter cups, I have been super addicted!

Of course we had a light show too. The kids really look forward to getting their glow sticks at night. We had lots of fun dinking around with the camera. And everyone was super good at taking turns.
But the best part of this trip was getting a new family picture. The one we have on our header now. We haven't had a real family picture in four years. So it is nice to have Sara (and even Zeke) represented in our family blog shot. We loved visiting Rudy beach, as seen below, Rialto beach, Sol Duc falls and a very short (mostly a waste of was so cold no one was interested in the gorgeous trail) trip to Hurricane Ridge.
I am so excited for Washington Summers. There is no better place for exploring!


Stephanie Saunders said...

Hmmm... we might have to try it out there. It looks beautiful!

Sarah said...

Oh, wow! That is an awesome family pic--I love it! Glad you had such a great time!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures. I love how you take full advantage of all the beauty nature has to offer.

The Seaquist Family said...

That was on my list of things to do before we left Washington that didn't happen. Come to think of it, that list is rather long. Trying not to do the same thing here. Miss you much.

April said...

Looks beautiful, there are so many places I want to see in the next two years and fun coastal places are at the top of my list. I'll have to make a note!

RuSty and LaLa said...

Sounds like a blast.

Nicole said...

Looks like you had much more fun than "Survivor Man!" I love your new picture by the way- a couple of days ago I was leaving your blog and realized as I closed the window that there was a new picture and quickly went back on to see it.

Willie said...

That place looks AMAZING! I so wish we could come this summer.