For the past several months my time and mind have been consumed by studying as I work towards renewing my PT license. When my nose isn't buried in books, I'm tending to all the other needs and chores required to keep the household running smoothly. However, this past weekend we were gifted with a very nice break in the routine. I feel so refreshed and reenergized, that as you can see, I even resumed blogging. Memories need to be preserved!
It's not every day that your youngest turns 11!
Our wonderful neighbors wanted to take us out on their new boat and they rescheduled their work shifts so our trip would coincide with Ethan's birthday.
Brandon with Ethan
Lolita with Christian
Sightings of Orca whales are common in the San Juan Islands at this time of the year, and we kept our eyes wide open and our hope high.
We spotted sea lions, seals, porpoises, sea stars, eagles . . . but no orcas!
There was also plenty of beautiful sights, such as the Stuart Island light house,
two hundred year old logs,
Swings inviting you for a little break during a hike,
A little dip in the refreshing Pacific Ocean waters, brr . . .
Hoping to catch our next dinner . . .
. . . not going hungry tonight, fresh lingcod on the menu.
Nolan waking up in his bivi sac, admiring Prevost Harbor, Stuart Island
Nya checking out the snacks and hoping for some crumbs.
A stop for lunch before heading home.
An exhausting but refreshing little trip!
Although we were gone for only a night, and only a few miles from home, it did feel like a real vacation!
We are all reenergized again and ready to take on the coming week.