Saturday, July 11, 2009

Back on the Wagon

Yes, it is summer... I seem to have trouble finding time to blog in the summer and yet, there is so much to blog about!

Our camping trip to Orcas Island:
Orcas Island is beautiful. I love visiting the San Juan Islands, and Orcas is my favorite. I've been there 3 times now. This was my first time camping on the island. We camped in Moran State Park and though our campsite was a little closer to the road that I would like, this was offset by the fact that we were right on Cascade Lake.
Moran Arch campsite
We were hoping to be able to fish from our campsite, but the water was a bit too shallow to fish from shore. It rained.

It rained lightly on Friday night, and we went to bed early because we were all tired from our ferry boat ride and setting up camp.

On Saturday, we drove up to the lookout on top of Mt. Constitution. This is the highest point in the San Juans and on a clear day you can see about 100 miles in every direction.
Moran Lookout
Unfortunately, it was cold and cloudy at the top, so we didn't stay long. On our way down the mountain, I took off on a side road to do a little hike. We ended up finding Cascade Falls about 1/2-mile off the road, and it was beautiful. The kids enjoyed being able to get right down to the bottom of the falls.


Sunday, we were just finishing up breakfast and starting to leisurely pack up when the sky opened up and it started to POUR! We scrambled to get everything packed up and get out of there but missed the ferry by 10 minutes and had to wait 2 hours for the next one.

We had a fun weekend, despite the rain, and look forward to one or two more camping trips this summmer.

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