Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July 10, 2011

Kalaloch Beach, Olympic National Park

Sunset on the Olympic Mountains from the ferry

July 9, 2011

Enchanted Valley Trail, Olympic National Park. Backpacking trip day 3:
Did all 13.2 miles back to the trailhead in one day.

Start of the hike (7:15 am)

End of the hike (4:20 pm)
Longest hike I've ever done in one day, and with 35 pounds on my back!
My feet hurt so freaking bad, and my little toe is one big blister.

July 8, 2011

Enchanted Valley Trail, Olympic National Park

Big Tree Stump

The Enchanted Valley:


Mt. Anderson

July 7, 2011

Near the start of the hike to Enchanted Valley, in Olympic National Park
(26.4 miles round-trip)

O'Neil creek campsite, 6.7 miles + into the trip.

Our reward (we are not ultra lightweight backpackers :)

July 6, 2011

Graves Creek Campground, night before Backpacking Trip

Final Food selection for three-day backpacking trip (we forgot the cheese and vegetables, half my calories for the trip, but that's tomorrow's story)

Laying out our gear for the trip

July 5, 2011

Went to help clean up the beach, and it was already done!

July 4, 2011

My brother's fireworks at "Grandma's Beach"

July 3, 2011

Family Reunion at Safeco Field. Mariners vs. Padres...We won!

July 2, 2011

First Garlic Harvest! (plus some carrots for fun)

Day hike up Denny Creek Trail. Keekwulee Falls.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

July 1, 2011

Happy July! Summer is really here. Let's go sailing :)

June 30, 2011

Campervan we almost bought

June 29, 2011

Bike ride and picnic at our local park

And our view

June 28, 2011

Naval ship in the Puget Sound

June 27, 2011

Almost time to get that garlic. Peas and beans getting big.

June 26, 2011

Hike up to Samish Overlook. Turns out you can drive up there! Absolutely gorgeous views.

June 25, 2011

A brand new me!

Mini cooper row at the Greenwood car show

June 24, 2011

Peas and garlic in my garden

June 23, 2011

Sockeye salmon at the Ballard Locks

My couchsurfers at Kurt Cobain's park and his last house.

June 22, 2011

Random place in the 'hood

June 21, 2011

Dinner...aka, "oh crap, I forgot to take a picture today!"

June 20, 2011

Dropping boat off to be loaded onto a barge for Kodiak, AK
Cost: $2500 smackers! (not my boat, remember :)