Monday, July 29, 2013

Family Vacay...Summer 2013

We took a lovely, albeit simple, family vacation this summer. Sometimes, simplest is best. :)

It started with a trip to Grand Coulee Dam. It's only a couple hours from our home, but what a world of difference! It's situated in the desert of Eastern Washington across the Columbia River. We checked out the visitor center...





Took a "dam" tour into and across the dam...











Relaxed poolside at our motel...





And watched the laser light show on the dam at night...


The next day, we continued West on Highway 2 across Washington, and we saw...

Spacious skies 

Amber waves of grain

Purple mountain majesties

And fruited plains

While visiting the fruited plains, we decided to tour the Aplets and Cotlets Factory.






Then we stopped in BEAUTIFUL Leavenworth for lunch...





And finally to my parents' house in Tacoma. Whew!

The next few days were spent relaxing and enjoying family. We got to spend a day at the beach--Grayland and Westport. The Gs LOVED that!!











Our last full day of vacation was spent at my sister and bro-in-law's for a BBQ and play time with their kids. We were having too much fun to get any pictures.

All in all, it was a wonderful family trip. :)

2 comments:

quilt'n-mama said...

Looks like an awesome Vacation my friend! Praying for you and your family and realizing that in a few weeks we will be celebrating two years with our beautiful girls! What a blessing!

Annie said...

Looks like an awesome vacation! Loved all the beautiful pics!