Mt. Rainier


On Saturday, we headed up to Mt. Rainier National Park.  We were brave and took both pups with us.  They were on their best behavior the whole time.  They both did really well riding in the car and they didn't even bark too much once we got there.  If you ever get a chance to come up to WA State, I highly recommend seeing Mt. Rainier.  It is spectacular!


San Juan Islands


My parents came in town last week from Arkansas.  We're enjoying time with them and have taken a couple trips while they've been here.  Last Friday, we took the Clipper up to the San Juan Islands.  It was a beautiful ride up.  We saw quite a bit of wildlife including seals, bald eagles and WHALES.  We saw two orca pods!  I've been wanting to see a whale since we've moved up here...and it finally happened!




This past weekend, Tim and I were able to get away and visit Seaside, OR.  Our friends, John and Tina, visit there often and love we thought we'd give it a try.  John and Tina kept our crazy dogs for the weekend...thank you!  We left Friday after I got off work and drove down there.  We got into some traffic, but finally arrived at around 5pm.  We were able to spend some time on the beach and even caught the sunset.  It was beautiful!  It was a little too cold for us to swim, but there were some brave swimmers in the water.

Saturday morning, we went down to the beach again and caught some more pictures.  Seaside is a cute town with lots of little shops on the main drag.  We did some quick shopping, ate brunch and headed back up to Seattle.

Tim and I had never seen the Pacific Ocean before...the waves are huge!  I definitely recommend going to see it if you never have.


Jim's 50th

One of our good friends up here, Jim, turns 50 in December.  His wife, Cathy, threw a surprise party for him last week...6 months before his birthday!  Turned out to be a good surprise!  It was at one of the suites at the Mariner's stadium.  It was awesome!  We had such a good time celebrating with Jim and Cathy and a few friends.