Project Alicia : Week 31 {365} Road Trip to Washington

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Week 31 {365} Road Trip to Washington

So, I may have fibbed just a little, as I have found a wifi signal as we speak (at the waterpark we are staying at) to share a few pics of our trip.

But in my defense, internet and cell phone reception has been very patchy. There was a 6 hour stretch on Hwy 12 through Idaho with no service to speak of. The condo we stayed at in Westport also had no service and my in-laws live in the country with no cable internet available to them and cell phone reception is hit or miss. As we travel I might have a minute to tweet or text, but have tried hard to stay off.

The funny part was that I had full bars and 3G in the middle of the ocean while fishing. It didn't last long, but I found it amusing.

For the most part I've been playing so hard that not only have I not had time for the cyberworld, when I find a bed I literally crash.

It's been a nice break, but I do miss all of you, my blogging peeps. Thanks for being such loyal friends while I'm away. I still have a long 3 day trip home and you may not hear from me again for a few days.

Thought I'd leave you with a sampling of our trip.

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And we're off...

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We saw tons of prairie dogs and this wild horse in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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I actually caught about 9 bass believe it or not. And check out my camera. Hubs thought I was nuts carrying it. And just when I put it away I missed a great whale photo op. Total bummer, but the whale was awesome.

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Hubs caught a 30 pound salmon day 2 and won the $500 derby for the day.

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We rode horses at Ocean Shores. Such beautiful beaches. Oh, and FYI: It's a little tricky riding and taking pics.

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We had a girl's day that included a subseattle tour and parasailing in Elliot Bay. What an amazing way to see Seattle. I was scared to take my camera up, so my memory will have to suffice. Maybe next time.

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Here's proof that was actually me. I went 300 feet in the air. Wow! What a blast. We later met up with the boys for a Mariner's game and my mother in law caught Ichiro's foul ball. Fun, full day!

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And what's a trip to WA without a stop at Mount St Helens? I was shocked to learn it was hub's first time there. The clouds broke up and it was a gorgeous day to see the crater.

So, there's a sneak peek. I must admit, although I was hesitant in the beginning and feel a bit like a gypsy, it has turned out to be a fabulous trip. And I have tons of great stories to come. Mark my word.

I hope you are all well. I'll be back soon...

25 comments:

  1. Amazing photos! Sounds and looks like you all are having an awesome time.

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  2. I told you! that salmon is HUGE! love the shot of the kids riding on the beach! And also, I have lived here my whole life and haven't been to Mt St Helens either. We were camping at grays harbor when it erupted 30 years ago though. love that you did the Elliot Bay thing! so cool. can't wait to see more of my lovely state through your lens.

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  3. How did I miss this? A Trip to Seattle without visiting me? Looks like you had a blast. I have never done the para-sailing here but It looks like a blast!

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  4. Looks like so much fun. I'd be scared to take my camera para-sailing too.

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  5. Those are great pics. Now I want to somehow get my hubby up there. I've been. hmmmmm, maybe a surprise. yeah, that's the way to do it.

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  6. You are going to be SO glad you did this trip, even though the getting there and back is insane! Great memories for ALL of you. But I DO have a bone to pick with you, as I find it highly annoying that you still manage to look incredibly cute while fishing in the ocean!! I may have to stop following you......(ha)

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  7. I've said it before, and I'll say it again -- your kids have the BEST mom! ANd Sherri is so right - you look amazing fishing!

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  8. Family photo is great...you were able to get your camera fixed, then? Awesome!

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  9. I am so glad to hear you are having fun! The pictures are great and it looks like a blast!

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  10. WOW! Mount St. Helen's looks absolutely beautiful!

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  11. I'm so glad you guys decided to go AND that you've had such a good time! I know everyone up there was very very happy to se you. Sorry we couldn't be there to share in the fun! But I'm glad we saw you in Iowa--it was so fun to see you all on your own turf. Enjoy the ride home! xoxo

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  12. Great pictures! thanks for sharing your trip to Washington! I visited this summer too, but to Spokane instead. (I think your trip looks more fun than mine!) Do you get to eat the salmon?

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  13. Sounds like an absolutely amazing trip and how nice to be disconnected from the internet/cell phone world like that. Love the pictures as always.

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  14. Love the photos! It seems that you guys are having an awesome time!

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  15. Wow great pics. That was a huge fish and you couldnt have paid me to go near that volcano. I know its pretty but knowing my luck it would explode while I was posing for the camera.

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  16. Looks like you guys are having a blast! Love the pictures, girl! :D And yes, I've missed you but a break is so nice once in awhile ;)

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  17. Go you! Look at your para-sailing!!!! That's a great way to see Seattle.

    Thanks for sharing your vacation photos. I just adore Washington. A great state!

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  18. So glad you are having a great time and unpluging a little! Great pictures! Love the last one! Enjoy your journey home!

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  19. Your family pic is fantastic! I'm glad you are getting some time away from the computer...I know I felt so much better when I got back online after a break :)

    Glad you guys are having fun!

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  20. Looks like a great trip! I have lived in Washington my whole life and have never been to Mt. St. Helens.

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  21. My friend Hannah from Our Happy Home was telling me about your blog, and I have to agree, your photography is absolutely beautiful. I love the picture of the horse, so rustic. I'm your newest follower! Have a great trip home!

    http://gruneisenfamily.blogspot.com

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  22. Looks pretty action packed. I'd love to go to Washington as I've never been :)

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  23. I will be in Seattle next month and these photos make me even more excited about my trip. I won't be para-sailing, but even so. Fun photos. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

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