This past weekend, Jacob took Friday off work and we met up with our friends, The Parkers, over on the Olympic Peninsula for a great 3-day-weekend of fun and relaxation. The weather was, graciously, in our favor - no rain the entire trip! (When you live in the Great Pacific Northwest, you get accustomed to camping in rain - even in the summer!)
We camped about 20 miles west of Port Angeles, a place called Salt Creek, which sits right on the Straight of Juan de Fuca - you can see Vancouver Island from the shore.
It was the second lowest tide of the summer. We had a wonderful time tidepooling. Here's a little bit of the sealife we saw:
Now this was a sight to behold: A huge sea anemone sucking down and eating the remains of a dogfish (small shark). Lunch, anyone?
Sawyer was quiet the whole time when we went tidepooling, just mesmerized by all the sights and sounds of the seashore. And of course, he loved the beach!
This was Sawyer's first real camping trip - 3 days and 2 nights. He slept in the tent right between us and did great. You should've seen how covered in dirt he was by the time we packed up to leave. It was quite obvious that our boy loves camping and the outdoors just like his parents (yeah!) We even gave him his first roasted marshmallow. Mmmmm....sticky goodness!
It was also Sawyer's first time to ride a Washington State Ferry (remember the tiny ferry we rode across Lake Champlain from NY to VT? that doesn't count!) He thought it was pretty neat. He didn't even mind the hour long wait we had to get on the boat. We are lucky to have such a trooper!
It's always good to get home and cleaned up after a fun weekend away camping. Everything smells like campfire. Beds feel that much better. Showers are that much sweeter.