Monday, July 29, 2013

Summer Vacation Week 7 - 4 Bucket List Items and a Wedding

We had an awesome week.  Paul is still on vacation so we did a bunch of day trips and checked off several of my bucket list items.

On Monday Paul went hiking with a friend, so I was home with the girls all day and it felt like a normal work day.

Tuesday we went to the Ballard Locks and Golden Gardens Park.  We had lunch first at a really yummy burger place across the street from the locks, except Paul and I didn't have burgers, we had fish and chips which were also yummy.  The girls enjoyed watching boats go through the locks and seeing fish climb the fish ladder.








After the Locks we went to Golden Gardens Park to play on the beach.  They've added a playground since I was there last (way before the girls were born) so the girls played on that for awhile and then walked down to the beach to play in the sand.  It was an awesome day.







On Wednesday, we went to Lake Sammammish State Park.  Again, they played on the playground for awhile first, then we went to the lake and swam.  It was another hot day so it's been really nice to go places where we can cool off.

Shell collection





Thursday we went on a hike to Franklin Falls.  We actually meant to do the Denny Creek hike, but that trailhead was a little further up the road and we thought we were at the right one, but it was a great little hike nonetheless to a beautiful waterfall.






Friday we met some friends at Lake Tapps.  I've mentioned before that Paul's company has their own private campground and day use area of the lake, so we can go and enjoy the lake and playground and all without big crowds.  It's awesome.

The view from my air mattress.


Saturday was my niece's wedding.  They had the ceremony at the church (where we all grew up), then had the reception at the family farm (the farm my great-grandparents settled on and now my brother and sister-in-law live there).  It was a great wedding and the girls were on the dance floor the entire time (except to eat cake)!

 
 
 
Me and my mom who had a stroke earlier this year.

 

Yesterday we stayed home and worked on a few projects around the house.  It felt good to get a few things done.

Paul has one more week off and then it's back to our normal routine.

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