For the first time in my entire life I decided NOT to go to Pearrygin (my family’s annual camping trip in Eastern Washington), and instead just come out to Bellingham so Paul could do things we don’t really get to do in the winter. Besides hanging out with our family, here are some of the things we squeezed in:

We watched the boats and salmon at Ballard Locks . Macey got to try out her leash too, which worked liked a dream for a girl who is constantly running.
It was quite cold in the morning at Woodland Park Zoo, but luckily it warmed up. Macey loved all the animals and you could tell which ones were her favorite because she would cry when it was time to move on.

We found the Fremont Troll. It was pretty crazy how it’s just right there on the side of the road. Macey was roaring at him.

Macey loved Birch Bay! She was running everywhere getting extremely wet and dirty. Here’s Paul catching her after one of the many times she ran away. If you look close you can see all the seaweed hanging off her shoes.

Paul had never been to Larrabee State Park in Bellingham. So we hiked around the rocks there and Grandpa found Macey lots of crabs to look at.

On our way out of town we stopped at Seattle Center. Once Macey spotted that fountain she wanted to get as close as she could.

It was very sad to fly back into Salt Lake and see all the brown, I just don’t think I’ll ever get over how beautiful it is in the Northwest. The trip was a success though, because Paul admitted how much he loved Bellingham and how he wouldn’t mind living there (someday). Check out our Family Website for a photo gallery.