Sunday, July 31
We went camping Friday night. Our first time with our own gear, just the two of us. We read about a campsite in Mt. Rainier National Park, packed the car the night before, and left straight from work on Friday afternoon.
We lugged our gear for two miles along the snow-free trail to Eagle's Roost. We had no idea we were that close to Mt. Rainier! We got there just in time for sunset.
We woke up early the next morning to Spray Falls (INCREDIBLE).
We then wandered up the mountain for another couple of hours until we were hiking in snow, and pretty darn close to the mountain.
Tay packed the night before, I packed the morning of, and somehow we both packed the same pajama shirt. Classic.
Camping with the person you love is awesome. No phones, no watches, no agenda. Heaven!
Tuesday, July 26
My mom came up this weekend to help me out - one of those crazy things where one day we're on the phone, the next day she's sitting on my couch. We spent the weekend watching movies, drinking Diet Coke, playing all kinds of new games, and eating lots and lots of treats (her first trip to Trader Joe's!).
She lucked out with 80 degree weather - not a cloud in the sky!
Love you, Mom.
Monday, July 11
Taylor and I jumped at the chance to visit Crismon and Lauren in Rhode Island. Molly Kate came down from New York, and the sibling circle was complete. Hooray for Skymiles and siblings who let you sleep on their air mattress - free trip!
I didn't take my camera, but I took my phone:
Waiting for "Water Fire" in Providence.
"Water Fire" - bonfires in the middle of the river that goes through Providence, RI.
Reject's Beach - next to Bailey's Beach, one of the most exclusive beaches in the United States (you have to be Vanderbilt, Astor, or Carnegie to get in)
Where the richest of the rich built their summer cottages on the Atlantic Ocean back in the Gilded Age.
Anyone have $17 million? It's for sale...
Homemade Magnolia Bakery banana pudding. We ate the whole bowl in less than 24 hours.
Molly Kate. We ate our fair share of ice cream on this trip.
A wonderful trip - runs along the Cliff Walk, days at the beach, nights hanging out eating treats, playing games, and exploring Rhode Island. Heaven!
We spent the 4th of July in Newport, Rhode Island with Crismon, Lauren, and Molly (all of the Turner siblings together!). We got some pizzas, and had a picnic by the harbor, and waited for it to get dark enough for fireworks.
We were in for a treat.
All of these pictures are straight from our 10-year old Canon Elph. No editing whatsoever.
...and from the iPhone: