Monday, November 17, 2008

Grayland State Park







We took a quick overnight trip to Grayland State Park and stayed in a yurt this weekend. The yurts are a far cry from "camping" - not quite a tent, not quite a cabin. They are round "huts" with canvas sides and a wood frame. The inside has wood floors, bunk beds, a futon, heat and electricity. Very comfortable in the winter, thus allowing us hard-core Seattleites the chance to go camping in the worst of weather! It was a nice change from the camper, although we had to remember to bring so many items that are conveniently stashed in the camper, thus I was rationing bowls and cups! We spent a nice time on the beach and watched the sunset, then went back for a dinner of hot dogs and beans. Jeff, Arlie and Harrison headed out around 7:30 to go clamming (the girls and I declined, having already gotten toasty warm and having brought the TV with us, decided to stay and watch a movie!). In about an hour, Jeff and the kids had dug their limit of 45 clams (about four pounds) and came back to get dry and warm. We watched home movies from the camcorder and went to bed. In the morning, we had oatmeal and pop-tarts for breakfast, cleaned up and headed home. It was a quick trip, but a great photo opportunity and another successful clamming! Check out the girls' blogs (on my "blogs I'm following" links) for more photos!

4 comments:

hayley (4 days!) said...

I love those words - yurt and futon! I actually really like that photo of me and Hannah and Arlie and the sunset one. Very cool. I need a camera upgrade! =] Love you! XOXO Hayley

Tonya said...

Your pictures are beautiful!!! I want to pick up and leave for the weekend. I'm jealous!

Sydney said...

I LOVE the one of your girls! They are so pretty and so grown up! I'm totally jealous of your beach adventure too, btw.

marciabsg said...

Sounds so cool! and love your pictures --keep inspiring us! --Love, ML#1