Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Deception Pass Getaway

This past weekend we decided to take a little road trip...up to more northern parts of the Mount Vernon and Anacortes, Washington.

Deception Pass is SOOO beautiful! If you are ever in Washington it is a must see! We spent all day there and had a picnic and just spent time together. It was so much fun!

We ate some amazing, amazing clam chowder from this place in Anacortes.
Saw some amazing wildlife. Like these two loons, who swiftly dove under the water and we never saw where they came back up.
We collected tons of rocks. Not really tons, but the kids buckets are sure heavy and we had to bring them home. I think each bucket spilled at least 4 times on the car ride home and yes, each time I had to pick them up!

We wrote our names in the sand. Here is Grace's name before Brady destroyed it. That is actually why we don't have pictures of any of the other names...Brady destroyed them...he is such a stinker sometimes!

There was really cool huge pieces of driftwood everywhere. The kids wanted to climb some too, so here we are on a pile of driftwood. We also found some that we used as a teeter totter. The video below is the kids in action.
We initially drove up to Mount Vernon for the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Fields and fields of tulips with vibrant colors and smells, or so we thought. Since we have had such an amazingly warm late winter/early spring, the tulips are all past and gone now. We did get to see one field of tulips though and that was still beautiful.

We found this great little creamery and had amazing ice cream. Garrett is always a sucker for ice cream. I didn't really want to stop, but he was driving and somehow we ended up with ice cream. It was yummy too! Grace loves to have hers in a cone and Sophie loves to have hers upside down in a cup and Brady just gets to share. He probably gets the best deal...4 different kinds of ice cream...who wouldn't love that!


Alea said...

Fun Rach! I love the video. Sophie's laugh is so stinkin' cute!!