As reported yesterday, my parents visited us in (well, near, but not near enough) Seattle and we took a three day trip around the Peninsula. I took a ton of pics and I’d like to share some with you, okay?
We started out the morning in Forks, WA. I was pretty okay with this. Not because of Twilight, but because there's an old Shay locomotive there. Yeah, I've gotten pretty bad about this stuff. Sorry.
I even managed to get inside, even though you're not *technically* supposed to.
Heading down US 101, we stumbled upon the world's largest western red cedar! How big is it?
This big! Check out my silly, amateur photography!
Our first real stop was Ruby Beach - one of my favorite spots ever.
I believe this is where Cedar Creek flows into the Pacific.
Taking people to places you really, really like is always fun, but it does create a little anxiety. You're never quite sure if they'll like it. This was my parents' visit sight of the Pacific Ocean. I think we picked a nice spot for them.
Where we saw this little guy! Hi!
Smartz has more about this on her blog.
The coolest playground ever. Raymond, WA.
Due to.. um.. problems with the rental car my folks' got, we had to exchange it for a new one near Astoria, OR. There was a Coast Guard air show going on there.
My dad was pretty thrilled about it. This guy gave the thumbs up!
We stuck around long enough to watch this fellow take off.
Our next stop was Fort Stevens, which was originally a Civil War-era fort.
My dad and I ventured into the old earthworks.
This is, I think, Battery Russell at Fort Stevens. It's from the early 1900s.
My dad and I checked this out a bit and found their bathroom! See the shower on the left and the two holes for the toilets on the right? Bingo!
It rained a lot of the day, so it was nice to get into the cozy warmth of the fireplace.
At Fort Stevens is also the wreck of the Peter Iredale. It was pouring, so Smartz and I had to enjoy this on our own.
We stayed for the night at Seaside, Oregon. It’s a nice enough town. The next day was our final day and it was supposed to include Mt. St. Helens. However, the weather was looking pretty crappy, so we decided upon a change of plans. Tune in tomorrow to see the fun!