I lack the words to express my gratitude for this trip. So I’ll just share some photos instead. Seals at sunset, a perfect sunrise, a hike to a little beach, and seeing whales. Is that a wolf or a coyote?
In September I spent an amazing four days riding horses in the mountains of California. Day three we woke up to a crisp, sunny, 23 degrees. As we were breaking camp and getting the horses ready for our ride the sun came up over the mountain next to us.
June was so exciting. We spent a week in California and we had a family reunion of sorts up in the mountains. I’ve mentioned little things about this camping trip here and there and will blog about it soon. The place we camp, Canyon Creek, is accessible only via 4-wheel drive. My mom’s family has been camping there for 47+ years. As a child we would visit California every year or every other year and camping here was always part of those vacations. So it was a HUGE deal for me to be able to take the boys to a place I’ve cherished so dearly from my childhood.
This month I don’t have just one photo to share, rather a smattering of some favorite moments from this trip. The boys and I in the car as we left Seattle, my shadow in the creek as I sat on the rock, standing by the creek, me and my cousin Missy on our hike downstream- which turned into having to swim several times as the water was deep and the cliff walls too high to scale, all that done holding my phone above my head – and the final photo is a family shot in the car as we headed back to Seattle.