Friday, October 1, 2010

Camping at Dash Point State Park over Labor Day

 Tristan....He was happy to be camping.  It had been awhile since his last family camping trip.  He usually goes with his boyscout troop!  They even snow camp! 
 Here, Madison, Teddy, Audrey and David watch the fire.  They all were awaiting the roasting of the hot dogs and marshmallows!  Thinking about it makes me want more right now! :)
 Breakfast of pancakes and cocoa, cooked on an open fire....what could be better?
 A visitor that came along one morning.
A tiny sand dollar that we found on the beach.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mt. Rainier.....

Sunday the 22nd found us at Mt. Rainier!  I didn't have the kids so it was my boyfriend and I with a group from  The photo above is part of the Kautz Creek trail.

This was a sign at the parking lot near the trail head.  It was cloudy so we never got a glimpse of the mountain quiet like this sign......maybe next time!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Researching National Parks

So I have been researching National Parks, Monuments and Historical sites in areas that I could drive to! Here is my list in Washington so far:

Tristan, Audrey and Teddy at Mt. St. Helens in Feb. 2009
  • Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve in Coupeville
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver
  • Klondike Gold Rush in Seattle
  • Lake Chelan National Recreation Area in Stehekin
  • Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area near the Columbia River
  • Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
  • Lewis & Clark National Historical Park in Long Beach
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • Nez Perce National Historical Park
  • North Cascades National Park in Marblemount
  • Olympic National Park in Port Angeles
  • Ross Lake National Recreation Area in Newhalem
  • San Juan Island National Park in Friday Harbor
  • Whitman Mission National Historic Site in Walla Walla
  • Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Some of these I have been to and some I have taken my kiddos to! This is a really important thing for me. There are reasons for each of these National Parks and I want to share them with my kids.  At some point I would like to make a list of the parks and cross them out as we go to this Mount Rainier National Park.  So lets see how many we can visit! :)