We just got back from a dreamy week-long camping trip and let me tell you, it was the Northwest at it's finest. Perfect sunny weather, gorgeous mountains, clear blue lakes, amazing hiking, hot springs and stunning coastline. Not to mention, dirty happy kids (oh and the adults weren't too clean either). I tried to trim down the number of pictures as well as I could but didn't do a very good job so bear with me.
Highlight of the hike at Lake Crescent
My crazy kids and their equally crazy and wonderful cousins
Have I ever mentioned how much I adore this girl?
This is pretty much what Davis and his cousin did the entire time - words can't describe the amount of dirt that was on these boys after a whole week of dumping dirt on their own heads
Sitting at the visitor's center at Hurricane Ridge - the views of the Olympics here were so stunning!
More from Hurricane Ridge - how I love those rugged mountain peaks
My men - Davis was so happy to sit there with daddy that I think he sat still for a whole 3 minutes
Day at the coast near La Push - yes Twilight fans, THE La Push. I found myself wishing I was a bigger Twilight fan so I could have enjoyed driving through Forks, Port Angeles and La Push a little more.
more beach - these logs provided a whole day of entertainment for the girls. As for Davis, he dug in the sand with his truck, surprised?
Lake Crescent repeat picture, sorry about that. But it's still pretty the second time.
This was the river at our campground. Davis spent all the time that he wasn't digging in the dirt, throwing rocks into the "riber".
Enjoying our nightly ritual.
One week camping + 3 kids = so much stuff that we could barely fit it in our huge minivan.
(This is out of order but this was our car when we left for the trip. It was ridiculous. I couldn't even see the kids in the back. It was kind of nice actually.)
Davis even read in the dirt.
Just a sidenote that this is the hammock that Justin bought for scout camp when he was twelve. We also used the pocket knife that he has had since he was twelve. Have I mentioned that Justin never gets rid of anything. He has an eraser that he used in 3rd grade that has his name written on it in Sharpie. He took it to his board exams last year. That's all.
More beautiful sites, and a cute little girl.
A week well spent! Thanks to my wonderful family for making such great memories!