I apologize in advance for the crick you're going to get in your neck looking at pictures. I am on dial-up today and don't want to wait another 20 minutes to download rotated pictures, and I'm not technologically advanced enough to rotate them here.
Here is Mugwump on my birthday near Point Defiance Park in Tacoma. He got soaked. I don't understand how kids can be so oblivious to cold! I guess it's only some kids; Sixpence won't set foot in the water.
A few days later, there was a low tide, so we went to another beach and realy enjoyed the sea life. We saw tiny crabs, moon snails, hermit crabs, clam spouts, and lots of seaweed. Sixpence was content just digging in the sand.
The day before the 4th of July, we hiked up to Franklin falls, out past North Bend. The boys had a great time; Mugwump hiked the whole trail by himself, even with lots of uphill. It was beautiful!
The boys had a good time swimming at Great Grandma's pool. Well, that's a lie. Mugwump had a blast. Sixpence screamed for the first 15 minutes, then tolerated it. He had fun for about 5 minutes.
Right now we're down in Ilwaco having fun at the beach and reminiscing about the good times we had in Astoria. We miss you, Sans!