Saturday, June 13, 2009

Family Vacation Blog #1

So last week my family came out for the first time to the Pacific N.W. This has been something I've been excited about for a long time. We had a lot of fun and it was great being the 'native' instead of the other way around. I felt like a tour guide spouting out factoids and pointing out features. It was great to show off all the things I love about living out here and letting them meet a few of my friends and people I've come to know as my N.W. family. I spent almost every night staying up late talking to my sister. It was great to talk to her in person and joke around like we use to. It was also great to see how grown up my nephew is getting and hanging out with him. He was the hardest thing about moving out here because he's always looked up to me. I just don't want to lose the positive influence I've tried to have in his life and I miss hanging out with him. He's more like a little bro than a nephew.

So here's the family and I at Wake Robin. (from left to right) Marcy, Jesse, and myself. This was their first taste of a North Western woods which I can tell you is a lot different from what we have back in Indiana.

Marcy was shocked at how HUGE the ferns grow around here.. and how many there are in number.

This is a snail we found on the trail.

Jesse and the snail. (sounds like a children's book)

Craig and Katy. Craig looks startled or disgusted.. not sure. He's just making faces though. We went with them to Wake Robin too. lol

In this creek is a random table looking thing. I think this creek is named Mill Creek.

1 comment:

  1. It is actually Coal Creek. I am so happy I got to meet your family. They were great!