April 20, 2009

Weekend Update

Hi everyone!
I hope you all had a spectacular weekend! We went on our little trip to Port Angeles, WA. We had a great time and took lots of photos to share with you. It was a short trip, just one night, but we had a lot of fun and the weather was great.

We left our house on Saturday morning with the three puppy dogs. Hubby made a nice little area for the dogs in the back of the mini van. He used the x-pen to fence them off from the front. That was a great idea! Normally the dogs would just keep coming up front and trying to sit on our laps or even try to sit under the gas and brake pedals. With the little fence, they stayed in their area and had a kennel and blankets to snuggle in. Ollie was in the seat with his seat belt on. We did discover that he can wriggle out of the harness if he really wants to but mostly he was a good boy.
Honey likes to sit on the seat and snooze. She annoyed Ollie but they eventually settled down and snuggled. Charlie was not happy about the fence and was very vocal about her situation. She is a very good whiner. She makes all kinds of frustrated little dog noises and barks to get our attention. I have a little video of her that I will post soon. It is a very funny video, I think you will enjoy it. ;o)

We checked into our hotel and had a really nice room. We like this hotel as it's on the water with a nice walking path that goes along the water. It's really close to downtown and we can walk to any of the shops or restaurants.

There was a Kayak Symposium going on at the hotel while we were there. We saw lots of people out in there kayaks paddling around in the water right outside our room. Of course we did not have our camera with us when all the kayakers were out. By the time we got back to our room they had finished for the day.

Because the weather was so nice we decided to check into the hotel and then go for a picnic at our favorite lake, Crescent Lake. This is a really stunning lake, clear and cold. The shades of blue are simply breathtaking. This is a land locked lake and the water is really clear. We have fished in this lake many times and you can see the fish swim up and investigate your hook. Many, many years ago their was a river that fed the lake and salmon used to spawn in the river and lake. As time went by the river closed up and the salmon in the lake mated with the lake trout and there is a lake salmon specific to Crescent Lake, the Beardslee Trout. And let me tell you, they are delicious!! And huge!
This is the lower dam on the Elwah River. It no longer connects to Crescent Lake.

We didn't go fishing on this trip but we had a nice picnic lunch on a beach. We watched some scuba divers finishing up their swim. The pups ran all over sniffing about. There was a kind of scary sign on the picnic table warning about bears. I have never seen a bear while out camping or picnicking and I really hope I never do!

Sorry, there are no pictures of the lake, hubby took these shots of the dogs. I was busy making lunch and making sure there were no bears sneaking up behind me!
After our picnic lunch we went back to the hotel and parked the car. We took a nice walk with the dogs and watched the people and the ships in the port. Since we had a late lunch we skipped a full dinner and had a crab cocktail with an alcoholic cocktail! Yummy!! We ordered Bloody Mary's but they were so spicy I couldn't drink it. I switched to a margarita, my old standby. After the yummy cocktails we headed to our room and relaxed. The walking and the drinks made us a little sleepy so we called it a day.

Tomorrow...a stop in Port Gamble and the trip home!

Have a great evening!


  1. You live in a beautiful part of the good old USA! I would be looking out for the bears too! Glad you had a nice trip!

  2. Now that looks like a great trip! :D

  3. What great pictures! The pups look like they're having a great time! I love the walking path near the water!

  4. You always have such fun little adventures! And Honey and Ollie and Charlie are great travelers. I'm glad you did not meet up with any bears! ::shivers::

  5. Hi there! I love love love your blog. Pugs are so adorable and they are my favorite breed. So cute!!
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  6. It sounds like you had a lovely day, and best of all: no bears!

    That really was a brilliant idea your husband had of fencing in the pups. I don't know how you could drive with them wandering around your feet.


  7. oh puglette!
    what a wonderful trip. i love all of the photos!
    i just love your family adventures!
    m & e


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