Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Summer Vacation 2009

On Friday we headed out on our summer vacation. The plan was to head up to Gig Harbor Wa on Friday and stay with my friend Karen and her 2 girls, Season & Serena. Then on Saturday We were to head into Seattle and take the kids to the zoo and then go to Pike Place Market. Then on Sunday we were going to Kapowsin Lake to stay at Karen's friend's lake house. On Monday we were to go to Leavenworth and shop all day.

On Friday we got up early and headed out of town. Our first official stop was Snoqualamie Falls.

It is beautiful! We packed a picnic lunch and headed up to the falls. They were gorgeous!

We learned that the falls are over 100 feet taller than Niagra Falls.

I couldn't resist a family picture.

We then headed down to the picnic area and had lunch.

After lunch we were off to Gig Harbor. We left the house at 7:00am and didn't get to Gig Harbor until 2:30 in the afternoon. When we did finally get here I was able to see my friend Karen and her girls who I haven't seen in months. The kids decided they were going to have dinner outside.

Then on Saturday we got up early and went to the zoo.

J was so excited to see a giraffe.

Little E was excited to see a tiger.

Big E wanted to see a bald Eagle.

They all wanted to see the lions, but they were sleeping.

So they got the next best thing.

One of the best things was that we were able to see our niece Kalah. We were able to meet and fall in love with her daughter, Natalie.

After our 7 hour visit to the zoo. We headed down to Graham to the lake house on Lake Kapowchie.

We wanted to be there so we could wake up there and not have to leave all day. Sunday was also Ben's birthday. He was in heaven. His ideal day is hanging out by the water with a fire drinking a beer. He had a great day.

The kids could not wait to get in the water. They stayed in the water all day. There was a row boat and a peddle boat for us to use. Big E was so excited. He would take the kids all over the lake in both boats.

We then sat by the water and fire and had roasted marshmallows.

On Monday we were on our way to Leavenworth. It was a very long drive. Thankfully the kids passed out in the car.

We got to Leavenworth just in time for lunch.

There were some really cool buildings and a bus/trolley.

That was our vacation in a nutshell. We had the best time. I am already planning next years vacation.


  1. Sounds and looks like you all had a great time. Love the pics!!!

  2. Waiting for an update...PLEASE :)

  3. Hi there! I just saw that you were a follower of my blog and wanted to stop by. I see you are from Richland, we used to live in Spokane and have family in the Tri-cities! Right now we live in Houston, but in August we are moving back to Spokane, maybe we can have one of those blog-friend meet ups sometime! Have you ever been to Leavenworth for the lights at Christmastime? I always wanted to go, but never wanted to brave the snowy drive...