Tuesday, September 23, 2014

It's been an absolutely beautiful summer in the Great Pacific Northwest - reminding us why we call it home. We are heading south on September 29th and taking our time getting back to Mazatlan. This year we will head east and then south, camping along the way.
Our summer consisted of going back and forth between Bainbridge Island (home) and Seattle (where Kelsey, RL, Simon and Barlow live). Fortunately the kids have a room for us!
A "Welcome Home" from Simon

We spent quite a few afternoons with Simon and family
 at Lake Washington.

Simon's first trip to the Zoo.
Giraffes seem to be his favorite animals.
(after dogs, of course)
We were also able to see many, but unfortunately not all, of our local friends, get in a camping trip to Staircase campground in Olympic National Park, a trip to Wenatchee, have a few out of town visitors, play tourist in Seattle, and do quite a bit of yard work.
We went to Poulsbo on a friends boat for the
3rd of July fireworks show.
4th of July at Tom (Chrissy's brother) and Claudette's

Camping at Staircase in Olympic National Park
 with Tom and Claudette

Our yard - not looking too bad considering we've been gone
 most of the last four years