Monday, May 07, 2012

Our weekend getaway

This weekend we went to the Olympic Peninsula to celebrate a certain Papa's upcoming milestone birthday.

                               It was magical. We had a little cabin on the beach, just rustic enough.
                                (Brixton wants me to tell you about how we threw rocks in the water.
                                 We did.)


                                And yes, this beach is a bundle-up beach. That's what happens when you
                                are in a rainforest.


                                   We hiked through the Hoh rain forest. It's hard to describe- these
                                    massive trees, older than old, covered with moss.

                                I guess it puts turning 40 in perspective.




These trees are still growing out of their nurse log. Little sprouts will start to grow on a fallen log, feeding off the nutrients. They grow in a row, all lined up on the log. These huge trees are still lined up around what's left of their nurse log. So beautiful.

3 comments:

Freedom Five said...

wow, that place really is beautiful!

Kristine G said...

Happy early birthday, Chris!

grandma cindy said...

Now that was a stunning way to celebrate a special birthday! Happy Birthday Chris!