Thursday, August 7, 2008

Washington

We went on a little Riley family vacation and had such a good time! We drove up the coast and saw some rainforests, waterfalls, and the little town of Forks (for you twilight readers) all on the Olympic peninsula. As you can see below, the scenery was so beautiful. Next was Sequim, where they had lavender farms and pick your own berry fields. It was pretty neat. Then we took a fairy into Seattle. This was so cool! It was so neat to see Seattle for the first time! The view was incredible. We went up the Space Needle and Lorna almost had to lay the smack down on a Parking Attendant, for those you that thought I had attitude, let’s just say Lorna is giving me a little competition. We ate at Ivars, and walked around Pike Place Market. You would not believe what a cool market this was. This is the market of markets. For those of you that know what a good cook Troy is, he was dying thinking of all the meals he could make with the local ingredients! It was so cool. Then on to Olympia for me, this was the highlight. It was so cool to finally see the place that Troy’s family talks about so much. A lot of things had changed since they had lived there, but I loved trying to picture Troy and Lorna there as kids. All in all we ate some dang good food and saw a lot of things that I will never forget. Thanks Lorna for making this trip possible. I realize that I look like I wore the same outfit everyday so just for the record I brought several outfits.

4 comments:

Peter & Darise said...

Um yea, so that's totally gorgeous. I'm glad you got to take a little vacay before your new job. Speaking of, you need to email me your new address. dariseh@natr.com
I'm loving your pictures of you and Troy as kids. Believe it or not, but I had a haircut just like yours when I was little. I'll try and find the pic and send it to you. it's hilarious. I love it!

FamilyKolbaba said...

Um, did you know that Chandra's hubby works in Sequim? And Shar and Talon live in Olympia? And that I was just there three weeks ago? This is all very "somewhere out there"......Isn't it beautiful there?

Wilde Family said...

Wow! The pictures are amazing, my favorite is the one of his brother? in the shower cap! You always could make me laugh even though I am 2,000+ miles away! I'm so jealous of the mountains that you got to hike in, I haven't been in the mountains in I don't know how long, I miss them terribly! I hear that Mount Olympia is gorgeous! You and Troy look so happy. Make sure that you tell him that I said he's a lucky man! Love ya!

Naoma SW said...

Katie, So I found your Blog on Liz's and had to say Hi!! How are you? It looks like you guys had a fun trip and are having fun in general!