Monday, March 4, 2013

Hello, March

I decided not to do a recap of February.  It was pretty lame.  I don't want to rehash all of it.

Thankfully it is March now, and it has started out to be a great month.

Yesterday was pretty much as good as a day could be.  It was a beautiful sunny day and Pnut said we should go for a hike.  It was a great idea.  We packed up and headed to the ferry.  The ferry took us to Whidbey Island where we hiked this trail.  It was BEAUTIFUL!

We planned to go for a couple miles, but once we got there, we couldn't stop.  The views were amazing and the kids were having a great time.  We climbed to the top of bluff (the trail guide said it's a bluff.  I would have called it a cliff).  Pnut got to the top first and was very proud of herself.

Once we all made it up we stopped for a rest and a snack.

And did some tai chi?

The next couple miles were a little scary.  The trail guide says some parts of the trail are 270 above the water.  I was terrified Little Dude was going to fall over the side, so I held onto his hood for most of the hike.

It doesn't look too bad in the picture, but it was steep

While we were up there, we saw a bald eagle.  It was so close to us.  It was crazy.  Here's a picture.  I was so in awe of it, plus trying to make sure Little Dude didn't take a header off the bluff, so I didn't get the pest picture. But it was super cool.

It's in the middle, right above the trees

Because walking on the cliff bluff wasn't scary enough, Brian found this tree and insisted on standing on it.  
I need to make sure his life insurance policy is up to date before we go on another hike.

Then of course the kids wanted to play on it.

After we walked across the bluff, we headed down to the beach.  

Beaches here are rocky

About this time, Little Dude was done.  His poor little legs were exhausted and we had about a mile and a half left to go.  Brian and I held him for awhile and he was ready to run again.  It was awesome.    About 100 yards from the car this happened.

I call that a successful hike.  It only took 5.6 miles and about 4 hours to exhaust them.

Here's to an awesome month!!


  1. March is the Month for More than Mommy!

    Really, it looks like that was a beautiful hike :D

  2. Awesome! So jealous:) What trail did you hike? I can't wait for spring so I can hit the trails:)

  3. That sounds like a great hike and the views are beautiful!

  4. Why did my comment not save?! Oy...
    You really should frame some of those photos - they are great :)
    And yes, March is YOURS!