Monday, September 14, 2009

A Trip to the Peninsula

This past weekend we headed over to Port Angeles with our friends Brian & Amber. We stayed with Mark's parents, who graciously watched the boys all day Saturday (despite the fact that Max was throwing up Friday evening) while we explored the Olympic National Park.
Our first stop was Lake Crescent, where we took a small hike up to Marymere Falls.

Next was lunch at the lake. We had packed a picnic and pulled up some chairs right at the lake for a nice, quiet meal.
We had a vistor join us for lunch:

After lunch we all piled into a rowboat and explored the lake. Brian did a great job rowing, despite the difficulty of navigating the boat with mismatched oars.

I love this photo:

After Lake Crescent we decided to head up to Hurricane Ridge. It was cool to stop at one of the pull-outs and find Mark's parent's house.

After a nice walk and some deer sightings, we headed back down to Port Angeles for dinner. We ate a delicious meal at Bella Italia, which is now famous for being the restaurant where Edward and Bella had their first date in the book 'Twilight'. What we didn't know was that it was 'Twilight Fest' this weekend in PA (apparently it was Bella's birthday) and so the restaurant was packed with fans. I think we were the only ones there who weren't wearing Twilight shirts. Tables and tables of teenage girls and, suprisingly, many older women (and even a few men) giggling with delight at the thought of dining where the ficitional love birds once sat. Our waitress told us we would not believe the things she's seen in the year that she's worked there. So funny. And no, we didn't take any photos out front.

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