Lake Chelan

This weekend we spent the night at Lake Chelan State Park. It is such a beautiful lake. A few of our friends go every year. You are allowed to book your spot nine months in advance, and that’s pretty much what you have to do, to get in. We didn’t just because I don’t think we had the money at the time.

For the past few months I had been stalking the website to find a spot for us. Openings would come up, but nothing consecutive for any individual site. The Friday that we were planning on leaving, two spots finally opened up. However, someone else beat me to the one for Friday. I did get the one for Saturday, and it was a perfect site.

We drove for almost four hours, not including a couple pit stops. The kids did great! We didn’t bring anything to entertain them with. It was just the scenery; which was either mountains, or apple and pear orchards. Elena did start asking “Are we there yet?” a couple (hundred) times. I finally showed her a map so she could see how far away we were (halfway). Of course, then, she wanted to see the map every 5 minutes. πŸ˜›

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Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Park

Friday we took a little road trip up to Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Park. It was cloudy when we started, the sun tried to peek out, but by time we got to the park it was still cloudy. The further up the mountain we went the more cold and rainy it was. I really wish the day had been nicer, (if only we had waited one day…) but it was still a pretty area.
We probably stayed about 10 minutes 😦 I wish we could have gone on some trails, but it was just too cold. Hopefully next year we will have a more reliable car and can make the trip again, I would definitely like to go back in nicer weather.

A view from the drive up. Ruth was really freaked out by having a drop off to the right of us!


Awww. Sissies πŸ™‚


Picture Lake


Little boy, snuggled up





Vera did not want pictures. She was too cold. Poor thing 😦


Elena trying not to smile


Pretty colors!




A good image of the cold and rain…

Beer Sheva Park

Just a few pics from our visit to Beer Sheva Park



Discovery Park

One of our goals this year, is to walk/run three times a week. I’m combining that goal with my own goal of visiting more state parks. We are surrounded by forest and mountains, it would be sad if we never got out in nature.

Last Saturday we went to Discovery Park. We took a 1.5 mile trail that led us to the beach. It was an overcast day, so we actually didn’t stay long. The temperature was dropping and the littles were getting cold.

This is the historic area of the park. Fort Lawton.

Puget Sound view

Vera was upset because she had just fallen down. 😦

West Point Lighthouse


Elena, busy marking the trail so we can find our way back.
Hopefully the rain will let up so we can go out again.