The next morning I woke up bright and early but nobody else did. I decided to go for a walk by myself and I'm so glad I did.
When you walk out the door and across the street this is that what you see.
And then if you walk a little bit further down and to the right, this is what you see. Nothing much, only my dream house!
There was beautiful flowers and greenery everywhere, something that doesn't happen as much in Arizona.
In another direction you come to this bridge it's no longer use by cars and it is over a magnificent gulch.
You looked down and it's like you're over Ferngully. I knew we would have to explore that, but wouldn't have time to do it that day.
After I walked around the neighborhood and "oooh and ahh"ed to myself over all the gorgeous homes and an landscape I headed back and here I found myself at Kirsten's back door.
Later that day me and Kirsten went on a massive Costco run. And Russ and the kids went exploring in the gulch. And then we were packing up and getting ready to go to Port Townsend. Here's everybody outside getting ready to load up the car.
The kids really made fun out of the steep hill that is their front yard. Gracie called that tree the heart attack tree and when she would hit it she would dramatically pass out and fall to the ground and then rolled down the hill. She did this over and over again with her cousin Carmen and I couldn't help but laugh every single time.
Then we were off on the beautiful scenic drive to Port Townsend.
We got to Fort Worden the state Park where we were staying. I got out to check in and the kids and Russ saw a doe. Actually I think they saw couple.
Here they are running around and the officers quarters homes are in the background and that's where we would be staying.
This is a duplex home we had this whole house and a duplex from the other house next to it. It was such a fun historic place. I would have loved it when I was a kid. The tall pine tree in from had a place where the branches opened up and you could go in and then there were tons of branches and a lot of them low so the kids could climb and climb. It was so awesome.
Look at those two little cuties up in the window. After that we had all the window shut and told them not to open them anywhere. Especially on the second-story.
Here's Joseph checking out the house with me trying to pick out a room. There were plenty of rooms to pick from.
We got one that was big enough for a port a crib and a pullout bed for William and Gracie. I don't have any pictures of the rest of the night because the rest of the time was spent hugging the rest of the cousins and family that arrived making dinner and then spending far too much time getting Joseph to go to sleep in that place.