Well, we managed to squeeze in one more camping trip before I go on-call for 6 weeks. And believe it or not, the bear spray hardly factored in to this trip. It’s true that we had to throw out a few more items and I might have hacked my lung out when I was packing up on Sunday and caught a faint whiff of it wafting amongst our stuff (it lasted maybe 10 seconds, tops). But it’s definitely becoming a thing of the past.
We were scared away from Owhi Campground by thunderstorm predictions and flash flood warnings but since I’m totally flexible, as you know, we changed our plans an hour before our departure and headed west instead of east. We got a tiny river-front campground on the Duckabush River near the Hood Canal, some friends met us there later in the evening, and the weekend definitely delivered. We have had some unexpected house guests for the past two weeks and while we’ve enjoyed the full house and wild adventures of FOUR boys instead of two, Jason and I and our overtaxed introverted hearts were looking forward to some down time.
Some of these photos (as noted) were taken by Kelly… her camera is awesome. Or wait, maybe it’s the photographer? Whatevs. She gets AMAZING photos.
Weekend before last we went away with our community group to a Lavender Farm on Vashon Island. ALL of the following photos are courtesy of Kelly. Whenever she’s around, I get lazy. Her pictures are always better so I just wait for her to put them up on her blog and then I snag them. I need to work on this.
Our boys were, truthfully, pretty difficult at the Lavender Farm and it made for a stressful time for us. Including but not limited to Isaiah falling down a flight of stairs and choking on a sample at the grocery store and throwing up in the baking aisle. But it was still good to be away with our friends. Our group has been together for 6 years now and we’ve added 3 babies to our group in the past couple of months and we’ve got three more on the way! Can’t imagine our life in Seattle without them.
Thanks again, Kel. I’ll
try to definitely take my own photos next go ’round.