Monday, July 16, 2012

The Redwoods

We tried to go see Mt. St. Helens, but it was too foggy.  We settled for this little wetland instead.
Oregon was full of Dutch Bros. Coffee.
We were elated to discover that we were getting so close to In-N-Out!
Driving through the clouds in northern California on our way to see the Redwoods.
Abraham was thrilled to see giant Paul Bunyon and Babe.
We are 98% sure that this is my dad.  He's not convinced.
GIANT TREES!!!!!  (Weeks later, Abraham is still talking about them...)
He doesn't look very interested here, but really, the Redwoods were amazing!
We plan to plan a camping excursion to the Redwoods sometime in the future.  
The library at Humboldt State University (where my parents went to college).
I'm guessing the bookstore did NOT have this little apple shop when my parents were students.
Driving through a tree!!!  
We even have our own road AND a canyon.
We even

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Since we were so close to Seattle, we decided to take a quick detour so we could see a city we had never seen before.  Unfortunately, my aunt, who lives in Seattle, had already headed to California for our family reunion so we were not able to visit with her in Seattle.  We did manage to see quite a few sites in a short amount of time.  It was cloudy, rainy, and cold.  Abraham really loved seeing the Space Needle.  We will definitely go back to Seattle someday when we have more time to explore.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


We took a slight detour on our journey to California to visit my dear friend, Angie, and her husband Nate, in Lewiston, Idaho.  It was definitely worth the detour to be able to spend time with them. 
We were quite happy to find this bathroom on our way.
some tracks down by the river
gazing intently at something...

We got to eat lunch at the Rawhide on our way to see Palouse Falls in Washington.

Angie and Nate took us out to Palouse Falls.  It was beautiful!
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Lucky Abraham...  :)

meeting Angie's horse, Tigger
feeding Tigger
petting Tigger
Abraham was so happy to meet Tigger.
Nate and Angie
a view of the valley

Monday, June 18, 2012

Yellowstone National Park

We took a day to explore Yellowstone National Park, the first national park.  There are so many things to see there that a day does not do it justice, but we did the best we could!  Geysers and mudpots were amazing to see, as well as the many other unusual geothermal features.  Yellowstone River and Yellowstone Lake were beautiful sites, too.

Old Faithful!
Exploring the sand by Yellowstone Lake.
Depression Geyser
Another geyser
a bubbling mudpot
the view driving through Yellowstone