Thursday, August 07, 2008


On July 28th, we had to pack up and head home. Well, home for Shelley and on to the next stop on the tour for us! :o) Wouldn't you know the sun finally came out as we were leaving! We stopped to take more pictures of the flowers. It still amazes me how profuse the daisies were.

Foxglove, fireweed and daisies.


A little teaser glimpse of the Olympic Mountains.

As you get closer to Kalaloch, heading south, you begin to see glimpses of the ocean.

Then it all opens up and you see sand and waves for miles.

And miles of driftwood too!

We ate lunch at a picnic table in the parking lot of the campground at Kalaloch, then headed down this trail for a last bit of beach experience.

Logs, logs, logs.

J, D and A on the roof of the fort they discovered. They had fun playing here the whole time.

Inside the fort, J, A and D.

D peeking out from under.

J and A got down in this trench between logs and had a hard time getting out.

They grunted and groaned and pulled.

And Shelley and I laughed and laughed and laughed. There were two heads, two arms and two legs, all of which seemed to be working in symmetry! lol

Finally, they made it out.

A had fun digging in the sand like a dog. What are you doing A?

I'm digging in the sand Mama!

Looking up towards the bluff to the trailhead.

J wanted to try digging like a dog too!

As we headed up the trail, I called J's name twice and got these beautiful smiles. She is my hardest to photograph, but this trip has produced quite a few nice shots of her.

The lagoon at the Kalaloch Lodge.

Lake Quinault.

It was a long and winding road... (J with her lantern)

We stopped and ate in Aberdeen again, this time at a Mexican restaurant called Mazatlan (I think). The food was good, but the service was horrible. It was as if they saw we had kids and decided we would be a nightmare. They were really rude to us.

Back home at Shelley's, the girls had fun with the dogs. This is A with Frankie.

Poor Odie was suffering from allergies and feeling out of it.

J, who is my most introverted child, settled herself down next to Jeannie, snuggled in and began petting Odie!

The next morning while poor Shelley had to trudge back to work, we set off for another adventure! This is Frankie saying goodbye!

There, now there are pictures through July 29. Hopefully one day I will get caught up! :o)


Marci said...

Y'all are having quite an adventure!! Sure wish I was along with you!!

Firefly Nights said...

What a gorgeous area. I loved seeing all of the photos.

Wool Winder said...

This is a trip that won't be forgotten soon!