“Mommy? Mommy, are you still sleeping?” B is whispering this into my ear as I sleep . . .
I don’t say a word, hoping he will take pity on his poor tired and sleepy mom and let me be, for at least a moment longer.
This boy of mine. No matter what time he goes to bed, as soon as the crack of dawn is upon us, he is up and at ’em.
“B — we are on vacation — you can sleep in if you want . . .” I try and convince him.
He is still standing next to me, I can feel his presence — he is probably pondering his next move . . .
Then hubby says, “Good Morning B,” with all smiles (I can hear him smiling, does that make sense?) and he is next to rise and now it’s official, our day has begun. But after the fog clears from my sleepy head, I am grateful for the early morning wake up call. I look outside and see that the clouds moved out overnight and a beautiful pastel sunrise is on its way.
These two posts of mine covering our trip to Kalaloch Beach State Park is proof of the Olympic Peninsula’s moody weather behavior. Cloudy, cozy and drizzling one day and the next? Nothing but blue skies. I took at least a million pictures.
Hubby and B headed down to the beach for a game of soccer while Oliver and I pulled ourselves together and made a skillet breakfast fit for an Olympic Peninsula king :)
After breakfast, we packed into the truck and drove a quick minute up the road to Beach 4.
Beach 4 is home to some pretty interesting tide pools we learned from some fellow campers. It was a, “must see,” according to them. So off we went. An old driftwood bridge welcomed us as we arrived . . .
If you look closely, there on that big sun drenched, barnacle encrusted rock, you can see the ocean’s waterline at high tide. Where B is exploring, that entire area is underwater where at low tide, offers up some pretty cool opportunities to check out the sea life. We saw some beautiful sea anemones, star fish, hermit crabs and some baby fish of some sort. The colors of the sea creatures were completely captivating.
Sea stars everywhere — pink families in front and orange ones farther out . . .
We spent the day exploring Beach 4 and just taking things easy. We really wanted to soak up our environment because the weather was just too perfect on this day so when we came back to camp, we stuck around. We spent time reading in front of the ocean’s glorious view and every now and then, we would hike back down to the beach and walk to our heart’s content. We chatted it up with people on the beach and both B and Oliver made new friends.
When it was time for lunch, out came the Toas-tite. Clearly, we can’t get enough of the melty concoctions this little gadget produces.
For dinner? Caramelized mushrooms and soft boiled egg toasts with a lemony hollandaise sauce. It was a super easy dinner to make that delivered big on the yum factor.
“Mommy, can you make this again,” B asked.
As the sun began to set, we all agreed that we had to pinch ourselves with how lucky we were with the weather. Being able to experience both sides of the Olympic Peninsula’s weather was a true treat from the drizzly day prior to this glorious sunny and summer-like day. Once again, the Olympic Peninsula did not disappoint.
Thank you for being here,
With all my heart ~ Monica xoxo