What we did on summer vacation
family, Jackson, William

What we did on summer vacation

Since school has started, college football is underway, I have started on Halloween costumes and the weather has decided to change a month early, it is looking like summer is over. I have been looking back over our summer to see what we spent our time doing.

2 weeks of sports camps – Jack spent a week at soccer camp and another week at golf camp. His friend Eli also attended soccer camp and Jack wanted to park our trailer next to his, until we told him that it wasn’t camping, just a day camp.

2 family weddings – Two of my cousins, Kendra and Michelle,  got married, both weddings in California and they were six weeks apart. It was fun to see everyone at such beautiful events. Kendra’s was in Lodi at the River Ranch. Michelle’s was up at Lake Tahoe, so we got to have a fun long weekend in the mountains, complete with Jack and I going on a rafting trip on the Truckee River.

2 camping trips – A good one to Lake Shasta and a mediocre trip to St. Helens and Mt. Rainer. We are still hoping to fit another one in before winterizing the trailer to get our camping mojo back.

3 berry picking adventures – One nice thing about living in the Northwest is the berries. We got to go raspberry and blueberry picking. Raspberries were much easier for the boys, because the bushes are lower and easier for them to spot the berries.

2 days at the lake – We were fortunate enough to spend two of the hottest days down at my aunt and uncle’s house on Lake Sammamish. Jack got to go tubing, jumped off the diving board and playing a bogie board. Will really enjoyed floating in the lake.

A trip to Alki Beach  – After twelve years of living in Seattle I have finally been to Alki Beach. On a sunny Saturday we packed up the boys and headed over. It was fun to play in the sand, eat some good burgers, watch people and see great views of Seattle. The water was really cold. Only Jack put more then his toes in.

Alki 6  Alki 5

 Alki 4  Alki 3

Alki 5  Alki 2

Alki 1

Molly Moon Ice Cream – After having lunch with Jim one day, the boys and I went to Molly Moon on Capital Hill. Jack chose a strawberry and I chose Salted Carmel. Yum!

Impromptu street parties – We spent many late afternoons and evenings out front with kids riding bikes and scooters in the street. Will pushing toys around and adults partaking of adult beverages. Then once Will was in bed we would fire up the chiminea and sit out front for a few more beverages.

Playing in the yard and digging in the dirt – Will has discovered the dirt fort in the backyard. He pushes the dump truck back there and comes back completely dirty. Jack likes to practice soccer and golf in the yard. They also loved to play in the wading pool and the sprinklers.

Will hose

Will sprinkler  Jack squirt guns


Family Lake Tahoe

Jack tahoe  Jack playing

Will summer  Will summer

Jack backyard golf  Will golf   

Overall it was a good summer. I wish we had found more time to do a bit more fun things and the weather had cooperated a bit more. Maybe we will still get some more good weather to enjoy.

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