Olympic Park Day #4

Technically we didn’t actually go into the park on our fourth and final day, but we stayed along the edge of it in Port Angeles and went sea kayaking in Freshwater Bay. I had found Adventures Through Kayaking online a couple of months before our trip and booked a morning excursion and I am so…

Olympic National Park Day 3

We did a little bit of everything on Day 3. We started the day by driving out to the west coast again, but this time a little farther south to Rialto Beach. It was foggy and windy and cool when we got there and so we bundled up in our coats and started walking the…

Olympic National Park Day 2

Our second day kid free in Olympic National Park took us west. Way west to the coast. After talking with one of my nurses who had recently ventured out to Olympic National Park we decided to visit Shi Shi Beach. Part of it starts on the Makah Indian Reservation so we had to stop and…

Olympic National Park Day 1

A couple of months ago when I got my June schedule and realized I had an extended amount of time off. I told Clint that we could escape somewhere for the weekend and celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary. Clint said “you mean the two of us could fly somewhere and go on a trip and…

Vacationing With 5 Kids…

Yeah, so it was nuts. But we had a lot of laughs along the way. And some tears…maybe from at least everyone once (including Clint and I). Sometimes I forget the reality that we have 5 kids that are 6 years apart in age, with the bottom 4 only being 3 1/2 years apart in…

Everything is Awesome!

Warning…slight photo overload in this post… Actually our boys have never seen the Lego Movie. I haven’t either for that matter. Since they cry through Wall-E and Cars we haven’t ventured too far into movie land. Nevertheless they are all addicted to Legos and one of the big reasons we headed to San Diego was…

And Flying….

So we took our first official family vacation last week. Like the kind where you pack bags, fly on an airplane and go somewhere fun. We’ve gone camping and backpacking and driven to Oklahoma but this was the first time as a family with Edric that we went somewhere out of state and not to…

Intro to Seoul- Changdeokgung Palace

There are four main palaces in Seoul, and this one is described as being the most beautiful of the four and the only one with a secret garden in the back. For over 250 years it served as the seat of government and the royal residence for a number of different kings. Changdeokgung means “Palace…

Yellowstone Day #5 (finally)

And so here we are more than 6 months after our actual trip and I am finally getting around to blogging about Day #5…oh well, at least I’m getting it done. We had a general plan on what we wanted to see that day but since we knew it was going to be our last…

Yellowstone Day #4

So this is almost 4 months after when we were actually there…But that happens. Again Day 4 was full of amazing views and breathtaking in every way, but there are a few funny stories to go along with the photos. First off, our journeys on this day took us Canyon, home of the Upper and…