Marshall, Joel and Dad
The game was a blast and the Mariners beat the Sox which made it that much better. Joel is now even more adamant about the fact that we MUST live in a city that has an MLB team so we can go all the time.
The second day we went down to the locks where they take the ships out of the Ocean and into Lake Washington...its kind of like the Panama Canal, where they raise and lower the water. It was really cool to see, and we even got to see some Salmon in the latters! Right next to the docks are botanical gardens, it was gorgeous and we had weather to match!
My Cute Mom and Dad :)
That night we went down to the Kirkland Waterfront and watched the sunset. We got ice cream and strolled along the little shops, made me miss living in the city :(
Could this be any prettier? I think not. Joel and Marshall got down in the water to look for salamanders, but it was FREEZING so that didnt last too long. I was too busy taking a million pictures :) After lunch we decided to hike around the lake, which ended up taking waaaay longer than we thought, and had to trek through snow at a few points. but the pictures were definitely worth the walk!
I dont remember what day this was, haha but we went to Pike Place Market and shopped and sampled, again, made me miss living in the city. My dad took us to this amazing fish taco place on the water where we enjoyed lunch and a view. It was called Anthonys and they had the best fish tacos AND clam chowder ive ever had.
Joel and I, along with my little brother Marshall, and my brother and sister in law, Devin and Heidi, went to Wild Waves! I went here as a kid and couldnt wait to go back. The park itself was decent, but I think the nostalgia of it all was what made it such a fun experience.
We took a ferry over to the olympic penninsula and drove up through Sequim to Port Angeles where we ate lunch. We tried to eat at "bella italia," you know, the place where Bella and Edward eat in the book? haha but they werent open for lunch. I was pretty disappointed...but of course I had to get a cheesy picture :)
We then headed up to Hurricane Ridge, these mountains were huge, and the drive up was beautiful.
We went on a little walk and found this cool little ski patrol shack, they had old school ski lifts that looked like they were 100 years old, my dad was convinced that people still use them, but im skeptical. haha
After Hurricane Ridge we drove down (through Forks!) to the Hoh Rainforest. It was so beautiful and unlike anything id ever seen. The trees were so fuzzy with hanging moss, and the colors were awesome. All of the amazing pictures will soon be a post of their own, there are too many good ones to pick just a few!
Marshall, Me and hot husband :)
I love my dad, he is simply one of the coolest, most hilarious people I know. This picture captures his humor perfectly haha
After going to the Hoh, we went back to Forks where we stayed the night. It was kind of weird being there because everything was still covered in Twilight stuff. ha but it was fun and we found an amazing mexican restaraunt, best burritto ive ever had. haha the next day we headed down through the La Push indian reservation to Second Beach...also in Twilight! We got there early enough that the tide was out, and the fog was rolling in, it was so beautiful.
When we got back into Seattle, we had to stop and eat at Dicks. This place has delicious old school burgers, fries and shakes. Its like 500 times better than in'n'out...I had definitely missed it!
These are my windy ferry pictures, haha it was like impossible to take a good picture
Devin and Heidi :)
haha joels hair is awesome and fluffy, i love it!
We had such a blast, and I was glad Joel was able to finally see where I grew up. Going to a big city has made me really excited for Joel to go to grad school, I cant wait for a new adventure in a new city! :)