Doug's family has property on the beautiful Orcas Island. Doug took me camping there when we were only dating and now we have been back many times. We took Cooper there 2 years ago for his first camping trip. Click here to see. Doug started camping here when he was a baby with his parents so this is a very special place for him.
It was beautiful and peaceful. The kids had a blast. They were very dirty at the end but it was worth it. As I mentioned earlier, Cooper did a 3 mile hike entirely without complaining or needing to be held! It took longer then it would have if it were just Doug and I but that was because he was so observant. He wanted to look closely at the flowers and climb all the logs and rocks. It is always neat to slow down and go at the pace of a child. This was so great for us because we have been in a tough point hiking wise because he is too small for the pack but too young to hike the whole hike by himself. Or so we thought! He is such a little trooper! We are so happy that he has come to love the outdoors too!
We met up with the Schell family the second night and camped on their property. Total coincidence that their family has Orcas property too, just another way our families are intertwined. I will post photos from that night later.
It was such a fun camping trip. 3 days unplugged was so relaxing. We had so much fun we may to back this Wednesday.
I have to say, our schedules ROCK! Me only working 2 days a week and Doug having the whole summer off is such a blessing! This summer has been nothing but bliss.
*as you can see, I am in many of the photos. Doug has taken the camera and I am loving it. Don't worry, he will be in a few on my next post :)
This is my attempt to catch a shot of him on the log chair, the same chair that we have a photo of him on from 2 years ago. He is quite the jokester now.
These are from our hike. The stunning greenery is our reward for all the rain.:
A little mid hike snack for all :) Nursing is very convenient for camping. No bottles to clean, no milk to pack.