Monday, August 24, 2009

More Vacationing Fun

There has been a lot of fun being had here in Washington. I think this is the busiest vacation we've ever had. Lots of trips, and plans and visiting friends. It's been fun. A few days left and we are headed back to the "other side". I'm about ready for a schedule, Rand, and my own car back.
Here's some of what we've been up to...

My Dad and I took the little boys clam digging on the canal one morning. It's been a hot summer so it took us a while to realize that the clams were actually up the beach a bit where it was wetter and muddier, as opposed to closer to the water where the sand was much more dry. Yeah. We wasted about an hour finding almost nothing. Then we found the clams and dug WAY too many! :) The boys mostly just enjoyed the little crabs and the not-quite-ripe-apples from a near by tree. None of them participated in the clam-bake dinner.

This is Hood Canal.

On Friday we went to Seattle on the Ferry and took the boys to the aquarium. Peak tourist season on the waterfront in Seattle is not my favorite time and the aquarium was too crowded to completely enjoy for me, but I think the kids had a blast. Maybe even the Ferry ride was their favorite. We had VERY tired kids at the end of the day. I thought it was kind of funny that with 5 adults and only 3 mobile children it still felt totally out of control. Why is that???

_____________________________Willow having her first Starbucks. Totally appropriate. :)

From the ferry_______________That blue building down there on the water is the aquarium.

This was a new addition since I had been there last. A huge aquarium from the floor to the ceiling full of Pacific Northwest sea life. It was awesome! The boys stood at the glass waving at the scuba diver that was in there giving a presentation.


The Raudenbush Family said...

So so fun! Did you eat the clams?

Kaylee said...

I know, I know....I should not be eating shell fish. But yes, I did indeed partake in the clam eating. I couldn't pass it up. When's the next time I'll get to do that??? Who knows?!

They. Were. Delicious!

Lindsey said...

I wish I would have known you were in Seattle. I would have met up with you. Glad you guys are having such a great vacation!

Anonymous said...

Good to see some clamming happening, but don't ever give my daughter coffee again.
Uncle Bubba