Tuesday, July 29, 2008

a summer trip


We've arrived home from our little summer road trip and camping just in time to beat the rain! We travelled all around the Washington Peninsula, stopping at Old Fort Townsend to camp, hike, pick red huckleberries and make the most delicious huckleberry pancakes! We flew kites at Fort Worden, sniffed organic lavender near Sequim, ate great food, found some paper treasures, and visited the sweetest Port Townsend farmers market, too. 

spin by you.

goofy dance lessons by you.

On the way home Adelaide awoke for an unexpected stop at Fairhaven  - a historic part of Bellingham - which turned out to be one of the loveliest parts of our journey! We were just in time for dancing on the green, and Addie was thrilled to take part in some salsa lessons. Although I think she thought we did look rather peculiar...

in the grass by you.

looking by you.

Port Townsend and Fairhaven make my heart ache a little for beautiful and cozy small historic towns which somehow seem to lack where we are from. (Unless I am missing something???) Maybe one day we will find a place like this to call our home.

5 comments:

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness, Adelaide is so sweet, she makes my teeth hurt.

An unsolicited bit of info/word of caution after seeing the pic of Adelaide and her dad: be careful when swinging a little one by the arms like that. My sister's oldest had to go to the doctor when she was a little older than Addie because her elbow popped out of joint. The doctor knew exactly what to do to fix it quickly because he sees it all the time, from unsuspecting parents swinging toddlers by the arms. Just a little PSA for the day.

waltz, matilda said...

That sounds like the lovliest little trip- & oh, it makes me miss the west, fiercely!

sharilyn said...

kelly: oh my goodness! thank you for letting me know. I'll be sure to let addie's dad know - too bad, because she loves this!!!

Maria said...

The pic of her looking into the camera smiling reminds me of pure happiness. Ahhh to have no stress.....

mardotti zaaba said...

i just can't help myself smiling everytime i look at her pics. she is just totally adorable and lovely