Sylvia's Mom's visit and a trip to Astoria/Fort Stevens

Kenny at his school playRattlesnake Ridge hike with Ilana

Kayak trip with Jean on Lake Sammamish/Sammamish RiverTouring Seattle with my mom, in for a visit from Charlotte

We took a boat tour of Lake Union and Lake Washington

Peter is seven years old! He receives a mask and snorkel set for his birthday

We had a birthday party at the Somerset Rec Club

Firemen come to visit a local block party, and Peter gets to try on a fireman's outfit

At Pike Place Market

We watched a cruise boat loading up with foodAt the Olympic Sculpture Garden

Eric took my mom and Peter for a ride in an airplane

And Peter falls asleep!We also did the Boeing factory tour. You're not allowed to take pictures, but they do have a pretty sophisticated setup where you can have a picture taken, then you can pick the background, and they'll email it to you.

At the Japanese Garden at the Arboretum

At the locks

We went hunting for amber on Tiger Mountain

We actually found quite a few small chunks

The Boehm Chocolate factory tourSelfie with mom

Walking through the neighborhoodJuly 4th parade in Somerset - egg toss, fire truck

We visited Astoria, including Fort Stevens State Park and Fort Clatsop (the winter encampment of the Lewis and Clark party). The view from our hotel

A beautiful trail down to the water

Peter found lots of yummy thimbleberries

Unfortunately, lots of the fort that you could previously walk through is now closed

The hotel we were staying at had bikes we could use, and I found a tandem for Peter and me.

We spent a lot of time over a few days watching a transport ship being loaded with logs - it was very close to our hotel

At Fort Clatsop

Picnic at the beach

At the wreck of the Peter IredaleClimbing trees

We took a long bike ride along the entire Riverwalk trail

Setting off a glider at the Astoria Column

The view from the columnAt Cape Disappointment State Park - the Wild Cucumber plant was everywhere

Deadman's Cover was a beautiful little bay where we had a picnic lunch

Overlooking the Columbia River