Wednesday, May 1, 2013

San Juan Island Trip

Over the weekend we stayed in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island up in WA.  We have been there a few times.  This is actually Pearl's second trip up there.  She went once as an infant, but obviously didn't care too much.  It was fun to watch her explore and experience new things this time around.
Jeremy took Pearl out on a little boat.  She was pretty freaked out about the whole experience and would only stop crying when he was able to pick her up and hold her.  I was probably equally freaked out while watching.
She had a ton of fun hanging out on the deck where she could watch birds, play with lumber, and sit in boats (as long as they were not in the water).  Pearl was also very helpful and liked handing wood to whoever was building the fire.  She was spoiled quite a bit while we were there with ice cream and a trip to a cute local toy store which resulted in new cars and puzzles for her to take home.  We were usually out and about during nap time so she took a lot of little cat naps in the car.  On the last day she gave up though and slept through lunch in her stroller.
She absolutely loved going outside while on the ferry.  I couldn't take it for very long.  It was so cold and windy, but she was having the time of her life.  Jeremy kept her out there for a while because she was loving it so much.  I managed to get a few funny face photos, but Jeremy doesn't think they fully capture the joy she experienced.
We had a great time and can't wait until we can take both kids up there next year!


  1. i really want to get up to San Juan sometime this summer. These pics look great!

  2. That looks like a great trip I should take with my family! I found you through portland bloggers. I also love the name Pearl. :)

  3. ahhhhhghh, BOTH kids!:-) What a fun trip for you guys! I haven't been there in years! xoxo

  4. Pearl looks like she is ready for adventure. It looks like you had an amazing time. When I was in my 3rd trimester I wouldn't leave a 2 mile radius of my house. :)

  5. Awww... it looks like you had a wonderful time! :-)

  6. Looks like a lot of fun and quality family time. Glad you were able to squeeze in a trip as a family of three before you become four! ;)

  7. Oh, it is so beautiful up there. I loooove that area. Went to summer camp on a tiny private island near Lopez and Shaw, and we took a tiny boat from Orcas... but I remember those big green Washington State ferries, love that ride! It's just a totally magical place!! Hope we can make it up this summer to visit relatives in Port Angeles and take the ferry to Victoria sometime, too...


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