Category Archives: Washington

Camping for Twenty-seven in the North Cascades

We spent last week camping in the North Cascades with a group of twenty-seven.  Had so much fun we’re going to do it again next year.  I read somewhere that the North Cascades is the sixth least visited national park in the US.  Put it on your list.  It’s worth it.  Pictures from the weekend […]

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Mt. St. Helens

Last weekend we went camping at Mt. St. Helens with my parents and my older sister and her family.  Despite having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, it was my first time visiting the volcano, and now I wonder what took us so long.  What I assumed would be a barren wasteland covered with lava, […]

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2012 Summer Road Trip

  Muriel & Papa Gary, Lava Beds, CA   Sunrise over our campsite in the Lava Beds   Niamh, ready for some spelunking in a Lava Beds cave   Rowan, having a morning hot chocolate.  Lava Beds, CA   Stout Grove, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park   Cousins in Stout Grove We’ve been back from […]

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Happy New Year

We celebrated the first day of 2012 with some letterboxing at Discovery Park.  It was gorgeous and unseasonably warm.  We accidentally ended up walking approximately four miles.  Niamh told us three miles in that her toes were burning (boots bought in September are now too small).  But all in all, a perfect start to the […]

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Puyallup Fair

  We ignored the misty rain coming down yesterday afternoon, and headed south to the Puyallup Fair.  Glad we did because the rain stopped by the time we got there, and didn’t start again until the last hour or so before we left.  In spite of the shenanigans of one sometimes cranky and uncooperative child, […]

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