Jul 31, 2009

Our Trip Over the Mountains

Isabelle's first look at the ocean. Does it get any cuter than this? :)

Last Thursday we headed over the mountains to visit Paul's family for a few days. Early Friday afternoon we drove up to Port Townsend to camp for two nights and to meet up with Paul's mom's family for a family reunion. We stayed at this gorgeous State Park called Fort Worden. The park rests on a high bluff overlooking Puget Sound. Many historic buildings remain at the 19th century military fort.

Friday evening after we got camp all setup we took a walk down to the beach.

Ryan loved playing in the sand and was very anxious to swim.

We took in the sites, checking out all the neat historical remains.

Cougs on the coast. :)

Paul snapped some gorgeous pictures.

And I snapped a few of him and his mom, Cindy, with Isabelle.

The weather was perfect on Saturday. We all gathered at the beach where we had a full kitchen covered area reserved for the day for the family reunion. We had some hot dogs and hamburgers along with some delicious salads. The snickers salad was the kiddos favorite!

The kids, big and small, played some "dingle balls" (I'm not quite sure what the real name of the game is, but it's a fun backyard type of game).

Isabelle loved her Great Aunt Carol.

Ryan (the tiger) giving some love to Izzy after a full day of swimming in the Sound.

Paul's cousin's little boy, Lincoln, playing in the sand. They were such sweet boys. :)

We had a great time and Isabelle did fairly well sleeping in the tent. She ended up with a bad cold/allergies -- her eyes were watering, she sneezed and her nose ran all weekend, but she was a little trooper! I have MANY more pictures from our trip as our excursion continues onto Bellingham and Leavenworth. Plus some of Isabelle's first time playing in the sand and ocean. I'll have to split these posts up though so stay tuned!

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