Monday, July 20, 2009

Shi-Shi Beach

Over Memmorial Day weekend, Adam and I went beach camping with some other couples on the Olympic Penninsula.

We went to Shi-Shi Beach, near the Makah Reservation at the very Northwest corner of the United States.

It was beautiful :)

We primarily sat around talking, playing magic, and cooking food. Since we only hiked 1 mile in to the beach, Adam and I packed a feast every day. we brought eggs, butter, fresh herbs and spices, cheese, lentils, pancake mix, and more.

We saw great tidepools full of sea stars, sea anemones, crabs, and many many types of algae/sea weed.

Happy Birthday Candice! 19 years old, baby! May 24, 1990.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Bike Ride!

Yesterday, Adam and I Rode our bikes all over King County.
We started at our house in Redmond, picked up the Sammammish River Trail and rode north through Woodinville around the east side of Lake Washington to Bothell where we visited my Aunt before riding south down the west side of the Lake. The Sammammish River Trail ended and the great Burke Gilman trail began. We rode past my old house, through UW, across Seattle to Ballard, across the Ballard Salmon Locks, and down along the waterfront to Pike's Place Market for dinner!

It was amazing, we saw so much. There is something about biking through a place that makes you feel a part of it. You see much more than in a car and the sense of accomplishment ties you to the location.

It took 5 hours, but we could do it mush faster next time :)