Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Camping at the Ocean Sunday, July 27th

Sunday morning Declan awakened to our camping neighbors getting ready to go fishing. We got up early with him, broke down our tent, packed our gear, ate breakfast and wandered down to the beach. We checked out the starfish again and played a bit in the sand. We walked back to camp and got ready to head out. Declan fell asleep on Brad's shoulder while walking back.

A very tired baby! 

After leaving La Push we headed to Second Beach. La Push is on First Beach. Super creative names, I know. Anyway, we hiked 3/4 of a mile down to the beautiful beach. We played in the sand and the water. 

I LOVE to hike!

The Linn's and Christiane joined us for lunch and a long walk on Second Beach. 

There's something about her that puts guys to sleep. 

We hiked back to our cars and started the trek home. On the way we stopped and admired the crystal clear blue waters of Crescent Lake. 

Our little group on the ferry home 

We got home late Sunday after a wonderful weekend with our fabulous friends. We couldn't have asked for a better trip! 

Camping at the Ocean Saturday, July 26th

Declan woke us up quite early Saturday morning. Daddy took him down to the ocean and let me sleep for a bit longer. I missed the orange and purple star fish and had to wait until low tide to go see them too. Brad gave D his breakfast and then we went for a walk on the beach before everyone else awoke.

Brad, Sage, Declan and Andria waking up at La Push

Andria eating breakfast 

Andria walking to the beach. Notice the huge tree behind her. 

Brad and Declan 


Andria and Travis 

Brad, Declan and Joel 

Missy, Christiane and Sandi 

Andria and Joel splashing 

Goofy girls 


Sandi and Lisa 

Sage and Christiane 

Babies testing out the water 

The little mermaid

Playing with Andria

The Linn Family

Declan, Travis, Lisa, Christiane, Joel and Stella 

We headed back to the sandy part of the beach and played around in the sand and hit around the volleyball. We went back to the campsite and had lunch and ran back down to the ocean to splash and play volleyball. Declan was so exhausted he fell asleep in Christiane's lap. 

After a snack back at camp, we walked down to the rocks at low tide to check out the starfish, barnacles, limpets and anemones. It was really fun to watch the kids touch and see a starfish for the first time. 

We wandered back to camp, ate dinner, watched the sunset, roasted marshmallows, played games and headed to bed.