Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Washington/Canadian Trip Day 5

 Whew! Last post about the trip. :D Doing them all at once like this is quite a marathon, but I just kinda want to get it over with. :P SO. Some of us slept in Monday. Then we packed and tidied up and did some last minute jumping on the trampoline. Headed out about 11, but didn't make it out to the highway immediately. Stopped at an outlet mall in Burlington, WA for an hour or so. We got stuck in reroute traffic near Skagit. Made it home close to 8 in the evening! But it didn't seem too terribly long due to the fact that I took a couple naps and we watched quite a few Little House on the Prairie. :D Here are some pictures:
Old barn just past the road to our vacation home

The other side of the bridge I posted earlier.

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In Washington, they wrap their bales in round bundles...

REALLY random picture of me that I didn't know got taken, LOL
But, hey, it's the only one of me that "turned out" from the whole trip!

Rocky Mountian Chocolate Company - YUM!
This bear is really random, cute, and funny looking,
kinda like an 'ol granpa bear LOL

More shots of the Skagit River Bridge Collapse

Yes, another Space Needle shot :P

LOVE this :D

and this...

Yes, I have a thing for tall buildings :D

Tacoma Dome



Washington/Canadian Trip Day 4

 Monday we went out to the mall again and then came back and a family came over that had two boys and a girl. We had a great time. It definitely rains more there than it does here, but it doesn't keep the Washingtonians ( or the Oregonians! ) down. :D We went for a walk in the rain down to the beach. We were all soaking wet by the time we got back, but it was still so amazing! The path we took was through the woods, so we had a tiny bit of respite from the torrents of rain, but not much. :D That night we had service, then went out with another family afterwards to Boston Pizza - one of the only eating establishments open past 10 P.M! It was astonishing to find out most everything closes up in Canada at 10. Even the border shuts down at midnight! It was certainly a picture day, so there are going to be LOTS of pictures in this post. :)

Ok, so there were LOTS of slugs...big slugs.
Slugs are pretty gross, but I had to take a pic, lol.
Doesn't it look like it has a moustache? :D

Red as a raspberry, but it's not! It's a salmon berry.
I tried to catch it, but not well - there is a drop of water on the end -
SO pretty :)

Trecking down to the beach

Up-high view of the beach

Long way up!

And a hard way down...

Fishing boats?

Beach to the left

Beach to the right

There were TONS of starfish and they were alive!
Just waiting for the tide to come back to wash them out.

Some type of seaweed?

The color and design is incredible!

Another kind of seaweed?

I think the center looks like a heart :)

More this time too.

Crab shell 

Fat little starfish :D

Fort? Anyway, so cool :)

THIS was SO COOL! Like a washcloth in texture and pink camo in color.
I guess it is seaweed....
I guess this is called a sunfish...

They had gluten free pizza! And it was SO yummy!

Hockey may be the big thing in Canada,
but from what I hear,

Flag above our table...SO COOL!