First we stopped at a yarn store called "A Dropped Stitch". It is located in an historic building which was the town hall of Sequim, built in 1914. I bought some pretty heathered lavender and blue wool to spin.
After the important stuff was done (mommy's knitting fix and daddy filled the tank with gas!) we drove up a mountain to a place called Hurricane Ridge. Hurricane Ridge is in the same park, Olympic National Park, as the forest we went to with Aunt Shelley and the beach where we watched the sunset.
First we stopped at the ranger station. They had a log cabin there and that reminded me of you D!
The gliding rocking chair is just like the one my Grandma Hopkins used to sit in to read her Bible.
Daddy took this picture of me when I was excited about all the flowers - wildflowers are Mommy's favorite thing to photograph! There were more wildflowers this year than I have seen in other years at this same time.
This is just part of the view at Hurricane Ridge. There was not enough sunlight to get really pretty pictures but we had fun and enjoyed anyway.
When we got out of the car, we saw this young buck - boy deer - who was a "2 point" which means he had two points on each side of his antlers so probably about 2 years old. We could tell that it has been a good year with lots of plants for the deer to eat because he is nice and healthy with thick fur and not too skinny. In years when it is dry and not many plants grow, there is not much for the deer to eat and they become skinny and their hair is not so thick and healthy looking.
Lupine has always been one of Mommy's favorites... probably because it is my favorite color. There was a lot in bloom at the Ridge.
Look what we saw next! Isn't she pretty. She is a young "doe" or girl deer. She came right by Mommy on the trail. If she were not a wild animal, I could have pet her.
Here she is getting ready to cross the trail. All together we saw 10 deer - 2 bucks, 2 fawns and 6 does. Our favorite were the fawns, or baby deer. They were so cute. When they look so cute it's hard to remember that we should not touch or feed them. They look cuddly, but they are wild animals.
These are the Olympic Mountains.
Here is Mommy in front of the mountains. Daddy tried to do some drawing right after he took this but it started to rain! :o( So, we drove down the mountain slowly in pea soup fog!