A Vacation Close to Home
If you’re not from the Pacific Northwest, you probably haven’t seen trees like these. The moss covered trees line the hiking path. It’s an absolutely stunning sight. I never get tired of it. My kids, on the other hand, got really tired of hearing me say, “Ooooh, look at the cool moss on that tree!”
The trees in our area can be huge and totally interesting.
The hike was fairly flat. (good for whiners in the crowd) There were only a few stairs toward the end. Check out this bridge, made from a fallen tree. It was a little freaky, walking across the river on a slippery log.
When I asked my son about his favorite part of the hike, he said it was throwing rocks in the river. Such a boy.
There were lots of interesting things for me to take pictures of, while the kids were throwing rocks.
On the way back, we took a different trail (after asking the ranger about it), which led to a lake. It was so beautiful! The sun was just starting to peek through the thick gray. You can see there’s still snow on the mountains, not too far from us.
Did I mention that it rains a lot in the Pacific Northwest? It was a pretty muddy hike.
The following morning, this is what we woke up to! It was an amazing sunrise. My hubby, of course, was still sleeping. But, the kids and I enjoyed the beauty of our waterfront view of Discovery Bay!
Dungeness Spit is a sandbar that jets 5 miles out into the Puget Sound. It grows 13 feet in length each year. It was an awesome place to spend a sunny day. We were surprised at how powerfully the waves came crashing onto the beach.
You can see, the storm clouds weren’t too far away, but the sun stayed out until we got back to our car. Then the downpour began.
The night ended, just as it began. The moon reflected off the water and lit up the sky. Now, if someone could just teach me how to take a good moon shot, I would be completely happy.
There are so many more stories to share. Stay tuned to find out why this guy is sticking his head in my car window.
What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures.
Beautiful place you live and beautiful pictures. I always light up when I see families hiking together! 🙂
Dixie n Dottie
This is so beautiful! Isn't God so creative? The last picture is hilarious! Thanks for sharing.
Looks like a lovely time… love the PA area…
OH my word it's just beautiful!