On our last full day with Julie and her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, they took us to Fort Casey.
Once again, I loved watching the kids work together.
Although sometimes, it was fun to watch our kids be spunky and independent, too.
Fort Casey sits on a bluff overlooking Puget Sound,
a perfect location for defending the area,
but also a location with a gorgeous view!
While the kids roamed around and had a blast exploring,
the mamas chatted while exploring (and never ran out of things to talk about).
We left Fort Casey and stopped on the way home at gorgeous Deception Pass.
Finally, we ended up at Rosario Beach, just around the corner from the Deception Pass bridge.
Once again, I was struck at the difference in the climate and especially the beach. This is the same Pacific Ocean we left only a couple of weeks ago, but it looks so different.
Once we got back to the house (a little sun kissed, I might add!), it was time to repack and weigh the bags and get ready for our 3:00 a.m. departure.
You know you have good friends when they agree to take you to the airport that early in the morning so you don't have to catch a red-eye flight!