Chris had a two-week summer break between classes, so we decided it was the perfect time to make a road trip to Washington to visit his family. I was onboard because the two times I have been to Washington have been during the winter and I was looking forward to seeing some sunshine. Also, who doesn't love a 15-hour road trip with a toddler?!?! We loaded up the car till we had room for nothing else and we were on our way.
|Our first overnight stop in the exciting town of Weed, CA|
|Keeping Abe busy with plenty of activities, books, snacks and movies meant our backseat was packed|
|Being silly with his Mr. Potato Head|
Chris grew up in Port Townsend, Washington, but his brother and his wife live in the Seattle area. We spent a few days with Barbara and Michael before going to Port Townsend.
|With Uncle Michael and Aunt Barbara at the Woodland Park Zoo|
|Of course we had to take Abe to Pike's Place Market...|
|... to see the flying fish!|
|Pointing out all the different colors in the ceiling glass exhibit|
|Chris loves this picture with the glass and the Space Needle hovering overhead|
On Sunday morning, after visiting Mars Hill Church, we boarded the ferry that took us to Port Townsend. Abe loved driving our car onto the ferry and getting out and walking around while it took us across.
|Abe is blowing in the wind|
Our first morning in Port Townsend we headed out to the tide pools and beach. It was a beautiful morning and we had fun exploring with Grandma!
|Every boy needs a stick!|
|Touching the crab that Papa found|
|Playing with Grandma in the sand|
|He was worn out!|
|Playing games with Grandma. They loved being silly together!|
|So many choices..|
About an hour from Port Townsend there was a Safari Park where the animals would come up to your car and you could feed them. It was a blast! Abe enjoyed it until the animals got too big and he wanted his window up, but he still liked seeing the animals stick their heads in by his Papa. He was laughing hysterically!
|Feeding the zebra|
|After this one, he asked for his window to go up. :)|
|The HUGE buffalo sticking his head in the window to get some bread|
|Luke and Abe playing in the bunkers with their flashlights|
|Climbing the ladder at the bunkers. This kid is an excellent climber!|
|Examining their findings at the tide pools. :)|
|The guys visiting the planes and helicopters while we waited for our food.|
We had such a fun time on our road trip and it was wonderful to see our family and friends. And we must say, Abe did great in the car for the 15 hours there and back--we were blessed. We hope you are having a great summer, too!