We just got back from our 5th Annual Cousins Camping! We had a great time — spent the weekend at Penrose Point State Park, which is on Mayo Cove and Carr Inlet (Puget Sound), west of Gig Harbor, but on the next peninsula over. It was all of our first time visiting the park — and it’s definitely one Jay and I will be returning to in the future. Nice beaches, great walking trails, beautiful old growth trees, and an easy drive from Seattle.
We had a large turnout again: 17 adults and 9 children! Yea!
I just posted a photoset to Flickr with a selection of photos that I took. Unfortunately because of some people’s comings and goings, we didn’t get a group photo this year, and I wasn’t super diligent about bringing my camera with me, or getting a photo of everyone, but this gives you a feeling for the weekend.
View photos on Flickr.
Before I get way, way behind, I wanted to post something about our camping trip we took in June to Cape Disappointment State Park. It’s at the very south tip of the Washington Coast, right on the Pacific Ocean / Columbia River junction. Jay and I spent two nights there (too short!) in one of their cabins and had a great time exploring the park and the many beautiful hiking trails. It’s the area where Lewis & Clarke “found” the Pacific Ocean, so there’s all sorts of historic information, including a museum / interpretive center.
I’ve posted a more full set of photos here.
I came across the photos I took on our cousins camping trip in August. We stayed at South Whidbey State Park, and went on an outing to Fort Casey (where cousins Jessica and Ian braved the cold northwest waters!). It was a very fun weekend with beautiful weather. I was really happy that we all came together and get along so well. My cousins are awesome!
Jay and I had a fun weekend camping with Jen, John, Colin, Jason, Skyler & Jasmine, despite the weather on Saturday (cold and wet!). Here are some fun pics from the weekend—most taken on Friday and Sunday when we waited many, many hours for ferries either way.