John Wesley's 9th year

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Spending a long Veteran's Day weekend at the beach!

Our annual visit to The Farm at Swan Trail to pick pumpkins and have our pumpkin patch fun!

Our first visit to LeMay - The American Car Museum in Tacoma!

Fourth of July weekend at Penrose Point State Park!

Our route to Penrose Point State Park, located on the Key Peninsula portion of the Kitsap Peninsula in southern Puget Sound.

The route taking the kayaks from the put-in at the park's day-use area to the park's dock, and then the hike up to our campsite (#24).

Heading down to the dock to recycle the remains of our dinner.

Mayo Cove and Penrose Point State Park.

Time to return the mussel and clam shells to the sea!

The various tracks from Friday's explorations of Mayo Cove, Carr Inlet, and around Penrose Point State Park.

Michelle paddles in Carr Inlet. That's McNeil Island ahead.

The brown patch in the far distance is Chambers Bay.

Kathleen rounds Penrose Point.

Boat tied to the state park dock.

Pulling up to the dock, where we stored our kayaks for the weekend.

Kathleen takes Elizabeth out on her first kayak trip!

Jennie, Brian, Michelle and Mikey celebrate with mimosas!

Elizabeth returns from kayaking with Kathleen, and they've saved a beach ball that another family lost when the wind blew it out to sea.

Michelle and Doug paddle out into Carr Inlet from Mayo Cove.

Great Blue Heron lands on Penrose Point.

John and Brian - the tye-dye twins!

Fun around the campfire Friday night!

John, Mikey & Elizabeth are anxious for Saturday morning's ranger program on animals native to the park!

Linda was one of the park's hosts, and she and her husband Jim did an amazing job of running a large and busy state park!

John is chosen to show the river otter puppet to the other kids attending the program.

After the presentation, the kids were invited to explore the animal skins, claws, skulls and other items themselves.

Someone is ready to go kayaking!

Elizabeth's first solo paddle!

Elizabeth paddles circles around John and Brian!

Jennie, Brian, John, Eizabeth, and Mikey make quite the flotilla!

Brett helps John build and start his first campfire!

We have ignition!

Exploring the beach exposed by Sunday morning's low tide.

We're waiting for the tide to come in so we'll have a shorter walk with the kayaks to the trailer!

The tide is coming in - time to go get the kayaks, load them up, and head home after a fun weekend!

Sea kayaking through the locks and out to West Point!

Father's Day weekend motorcycle camping trip to Orcas Island!

Packed up and hittin' the road!

Barely made the 10:40 AM ferry from Anacortes to Orcas Island!

Friendly ferry deckhand offered to take our photo!

Leaving Anacortes.

Aboard the M/V Hyak!

The crew took a liking to John and let him sit in the crew only break area.

Mt. Baker from Rosario Strait.

After stopping at Lopez Island, some of the cars are facing the wrong way!

Hiking around Cascade Lake in Moran State Park.

Cascade Lake.

Hiking around Cascade Lake.

Hiking around Cascade Lake.

Hiking around Cascade Lake. Our campsite is straight across the lake from us.

Hiking around Cascade Lake.

Hiking around Cascade Lake.

Hiking around Cascade Lake.

Proud papa moment: John sitting in a Kermit chair and reading a real book at our lake-side campsite on Orcas Island!

Observation tower at the summit of Mt. Constitution, Moran State Park, Orcas Island.

View from the summit of Mt. Constitution.

View from the summit of Mt. Constitution.

Mt. Baker from the summit of Mt. Constitution.

Heading into the observation tower...

View from the top of the observation tower on the summit of Mt. Constitution.

View from the top of the observation tower on the summit of Mt. Constitution.

View from the top of the observation tower on the summit of Mt. Constitution.

View from the observation tower on Mt. Constitution. Sucia Island on the left, Matia Island on the right, Canada in the background.

View from the top of the observation tower on the summit of Mt. Constitution.

View from the top of the observation tower on the summit of Mt. Constitution.

View from the summit of Mt. Constitution.

Back on board the ferry, getting ready to leave Orcas after a fun weekend!

Another ferry waits to use the Orcas dock.

Ferry dock at Orcas Island.

Making a stop at Shaw Island on our way to Anacortes.

Our GPS track of our motorcycle explorations of Orcas Island.

Baseball season has it's own web page!

John's 8th birthday celebration at Red Robin!

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