We got back Sunday from an exciting trip to the West Coast, which is NOT in Seattle (Seattle is four hours from the coast, but a bit of the ocean does come to Seattle through an inlet called the Straight of Juan de Fuca and the Puget Sound). We drove about halfway out to the ocean and camped on the Olympic Peninsula and spent our days careening around the peninsula seeing all the sights such as the rainforest, the open coast, a quiet tidepool bay (where we found the crab I almost ate in the picture above), and the Cascade Mountains. It was beautiful! By night, we had campfires and marshmallows and entertained each other by punch-dancing.
Notice the tarp over the picnic table: it indeed rained for about half the time we were on vacation but fortunately most of that time we were luckily in our tent or in the car, or in the rainforest where it's supposed to rain (and the rain made it enchanting). For those of you who might go camping on the olympic peninsula, definitely bring a tarp and a raincoat.