Now on to the rest of my vacation recap:
After whale watching vacation was unscripted... and Adam got sick. We spent a lot of time just hanging out on my parents couch relaxing. It was divine.
Our last weekend the weather perked up (it became partly cloudy) and we headed out to take a hike. Cle Elum affords any outdoor enthusiast multitudes of places to explore. There are lots of lakes with trails wandering off in every direction. Adam had never been to Cle Elum in the summer time (we usually only go there during Christmas) and so we had to show off it's beauty to him. Mom and I decided to take him out to Thorp falls. It's a bit of a drive on some roads that in reality are probably dry creek beds but it is worth it. This time the dry creek bed was blocked by downed trees (there is a moth epidemic right now pulling trees down in groves) and landslid/avalanched rocks so we had to walk in a lot more than planned but it was worth it because the huckleberries were RIPE.
|Mom and Adam walking down to the river.|
|Huckleberry on the bush.|
|Picture does not do the falls justice.|
|I picked my way through the path when we had to detour around downed trees.|
|Mom teaching Adam about huckleberries.|
|Me above the falls.|
|Mom and I|
|This was a somber moment on our trip. 4 names from the "war on terror" and all friends and also knowing that more should be on there but have yet to be added.|
|Me on the I bench.|
|That's the tower I lived there my Freshman year (as did Sarah Palin) but the biggest thing is that there used to be a big building in front of it where I was an RA and it is gone. *tear*|
|Engineering/Physics building... spent some time here.|
|Me with the Bookman in front of WSU library.|
Anyway, hope y'all enjoyed my recap. I have a couple of more weeks till I turn back in to Mrs. W and I am really dragging my feet.