I sat down recently and wrote a piece for Go RVing about our trip to Leavenworth, Washington that we took not too long ago. I have to say that going through all of the photos, putting them together while reminiscing of our trip has made me yearn to hit the road again.
I’ve learned that our Silver Girl will be ready for pickup in a couple of weeks (poor soul has been in the shop getting some of her bells and whistle’s polished and fixed up after our last trip we took through Idaho and Montana). I’m so looking forward to having her back and beginning our Fall season road trips.
In the meantime, won’t you come along and relive our trip to Leavenworth with me? Just click here and away we’ll go :)
Happy First Day of Fall to You xoxo
It’s official. I am 44 years old. And for the record, I am very much enjoying my 40s. Living, loving, working, exploring, cooking, laughing, learning (always learning), being . . . it all seems to just get better with time. I am also much smarter than I was in my 30s, 20s, etc. Thank goodness.
My boys are good to me on my birthday, always have.
“Honey, what would you like to do for your birthday?” hubby asks . . .
“I’d like to go and visit our Airstream and spend the weekend with her,” I replied.
Road Trip to Leavenworth
Campsite By The Lake
Warm Summer Days
Wild Flowers Galore
Icy Cool Margaritas
Catch and Release
Coal Miners Cabin
These words briefly describe my recent trip with hubby, B and Oliver to Leavenworth, Washington and then further onto our little piece of property in Roslyn, Washington where my silver girl now waits for my return.
Just one more week now, until we hit the road to Idaho for two full weeks of adventure. I can hardly, hardly wait I tell you. Until then I motor on working hard in corporate America and enjoying sunsets like these. That’s Seattle there in the distance. The sky, isn’t it amazing? This is only one picture out of about 50 I took that night. I couldn’t get over the colors.
Thank you for being here and I am sorry I have been so absent ❤ I have been working extra hard in corporate America and then I was dealing with a spider bite on my leg, which now, thankfully is healing.
My spider bite, if you want to see:
The Road to Kalaloch, Part 2
“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 :)
The Road To Kalaloch, Part 1
Hwy 101, as it meanders around and occasionally hugs the Washington coastline takes us to our last stop during our road trip through the Olympic Peninsula not too long ago. I have shared our OP trips on GoRVing’s blog up until this one. This one, I’ve been saving for J5MM.
Here is a map I designed detailing our road trip in visual detail with our three stops:
My first post for GoRVing shared our experiences at the Waterfront at Potlatch . . . Continue reading »
If you haven’t had the chance to visit Grayland Beach State Park along Washington’s coast, it is a trip that I highly recommend. There you are greeted with beautiful sites — some boast privacy, some are very spacious and all are within close proximity to trails that take you straight to the beach and ocean.
I had the honor to write about our recent trip to Grayland Beach State Park for GoRVing. There I shared our experiences of razor clamming for the first time along with catching Dungeness crab and enjoying starry nights.
Here is a direct link to my piece and I truly hope you enjoy it – and most of all, I hope it inspires you to find your Away :)
Link: A Taste of Washington’s Coast
As always, thank you very much for being here :) xoxo
Come Travel With Me
Come travel with me to the breathtaking Olympic Peninsula as we embark on a seven day journey visiting three idyllic campsites. We begin the first leg of our trip with a visit to The Waterfront at Potlatch RV Park along the Hood Canal. We spend our first day in the cool misty mountains that are just a hop skip and a jump away from camp adventuring in the rainforest. After we return to camp along the waterfront where we dig for clams that will soon become our delicious dinner. B makes new friends, I make a refreshing oyster appetizer with Oliver by my side and hubby relaxes. We experience pastel sunsets unparalleled anywhere else all while in the loving company of each other and our sweet silver girl. I hope you can join me at my new writing venue with GoRVing // The Scenic Route.
Shall we go?
“The Magic and Beauty of the Olympic Peninsula”
PS I hope you enjoy the trip :)
I’m always amazed at how fast time goes when we’re on the road adventuring with our silver girl. I guess the saying is true that time really does fly when you’re having fun.
We had a beautiful time exploring Washington’s coastline from south of Ocean Shores at Grayland Beach to the Olympic Peninsula — Kalaloch State Park. We foraged for our own seafood from many varieties of clams (razors, manilla, butters, etc.) to dungeness crab and oysters. I’ve always enjoyed my oysters raw on the half shell with just a squeeze of lime but this time I decided to make a cucumber shallot mignoette topping and oh my, what a flavor sensation that was. We enjoyed a crab boil along the coast with our freshly caught crab and clam sliders were on order most days. Speaking of clams, have you ever cooked with a razor clam straight from the shell? It was an interesting experience for me.
Some non-seafood goodies we enjoyed on our trip were chocolate crepes, baked eggs in my trusty cast iron skillet as well as nostalgic Toas-Tite campfire treats. Cooking with our Toas-tite’s brought back sweet memories for me from my childhood days in Girl Scouts when our camp leader introduced this camping essential to us. If you don’t know, you butter a piece of bread and place it in the round part of the Toas-Tite. You then proceed to fill it up with whatever meltable filling you’d like (in our case – ham and swiss cheese). Then you place another buttered piece of bread on top (the buttered side facing up) and close the griddle together creating a “seal” and then you cook it over an open flame. About a minute per side. It creates the most perfect little portion of heavenly melty goodness.
We spent our days exploring sandy beaches and enjoying pastel sunsets. The weather was pretty and clear with no rain and then we had rain but it was all perfect for us. On the cloudy days we enjoyed beach fires with our trusty One Log Fire. Such a cute little “campfire to go,” that log fire is. B carried it easily in his tiny hands and lit it without a hitch.
Evenings were peaceful inside the Airstream and early walks were guarantees with just Ollie and I.
I’m enjoying sifting through all of my photos and putting them together to share with you and soon I will have a grand post that details all of our doings during this trip. It was a beautiful trip indeed and thank you for being here. I love sharing our adventures with you xx
Thanks for being here,
With all my heart,
While hubby, B, Ollie and I were on the road I learned that GoRVing published my story of our Airstream winter road trip through the sweet mountain town of McCall, Idaho. If you would like to get a taste and feel for adventuring in McCall, you can travel with me here. I also shared some things that I do for peace of mind when traveling with Ollie.
I hope you like it and I hope it inspires you to put McCall, ID on your travel bucket list. We’ve been back twice already ♥
Happy shiny 2015 to you! Hubby, B, Oliver and I are wishing you only the best for 2015 and we hope that your hopes and dreams come true in this brand new year :)
We felt very fortunate to have been able to ring in the new year at the picturesque Thousand Trails campground in LaConner, Washington. Our site was #164 and has been proudly added to our “must return” list.