the gang requested a ‘proper walk’ so we headed off to beaver lake
for the benefit of “ken”, that’s beaver lake, approx. 3km east (aka right) of Pine Lake, or Lat:=37.0625, Long:=-95.677068
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definitely a wide variety in the quality of beaver impressions
(ranked roughly from left to right in this observation)
poorer quality impressions were rewarded by walking the plank
(or in this case, half a fir tree)
then a quick ride back to the clarkes for a luvly tea/supper where I was sequentially thrashed at WII tennis, ping pong and trickster hand shaking (yes, I’m talking to you Miss. H!)
Not another cup of warm milk?
Another day, another new game is invented. Today it was ‘Lego Cuddlies’.
The plan was to hike up to rattlesnake ledge, but the weather was worse than expected and the snowline had dropped since the excursion to twin falls so instead we walked along the lake.
The rock mountain crew will be please to hear that the new tea thermos performed well.
Santa and the reindeers got mince pies, carrots and Red Hook ESB, complete with tomato ketchup (at F’s insistence!)
Mum made real and choco-holic Christmas puds. Both most excellent, and with Brov’s brandy butter, they slide down very easily.
…then off to golden gardens (via some lunch at Ray’s) for a walk on the beach.
Gasworks park first with a bit of paragliding (watching).
Another proper walk. And another pattern is starting to emerge. Do you need to be wearing shorts for it to be a really proper walk.
As Graeme & Jo now say… “Proper Job”.
Result! REI had US National Park monopoly… a different twist on the game, plus a nice list of more places to visit.
Brov won :-(
This time we did the waterfall hike frontwards.
and made it as far, in the snow, as the overlook for the lower fall
which was just enough for Amelie’s first cross country expedition
Yikes! Finn was four last week, so we had his special celebration breakfast: pancakes with chicken stew.
Jump Planet provided the entertainment – and we didn’t loose anyone on the slides.
Big thanks to Victoria & Harriet for the cake!
Another proper walk, so another piccy in the series.
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Brov assesses the latest aiddy-joke with a whopping 10/10 :-)
A bit of a blow down at lake Washington and a mini-fetch was up, not enough to surf, but enough to get you wet if you stood too close to the drift wood.
Christmas lights on the hill above Duvall.
Noel was out.
does fay take a better picture than aiddy?
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Context: lots of rain == flooding == interesting bike rides
Snow. Rain and then possibly floods forecast.
Bring warm clothes and wooly hats Ú
Luckily, the bodyguards were in another car!
From Oregon to Washington, across the river