Life Out Here

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Sunday, August 27, 2006

LaPush Weekend

Whew, what a weekend!
We got home around 7pm and we are beat. Lots of sun, lots of rum, lots of crab. I could go on and on, but I'll just give you some pictures instead.

First, we had to drive by Lake Crescent. Just beautiful.

It was blue skies, right up until we turned the corner to enter LaPush. Then, a cloud. A big cloud.

Our cabin, in the middle, from the beach...

But by the time the festivities rolled around, the cloud had lifted and we could see the water.

Steve and our friend and former drummer, Laurie.

Me and Sean, looking all sexy.

When we woke up Saturday morning, this was our view from the living room.

We went for a walk on the beach.....

...and saw cool, little rock statues that someone had made.

Saturday night we had a crab boil. Everyone got a half of a crab and we had to pull it apart with our bare hands. Fun stuff. After the crab boil we watched a slide show of Lisa and Kelly's life together. Then we all turned in early because we had partied way too much the night before.

And today consisted of just getting up, checking out and heading home. We did stop in Port Gamble, which I've mentioned before in a previous post, and shop a bit. Then waited in line for two hours at the ferry. Sunday evenings are busy at the ferries. Everyone is trying to get home after a weekend on the islands.

And the next vacation is Houston! Steve and I leave bright and early next Saturday to see my folks. We'll be in Houston, Baytown actually, Saturday and Sunday, then Monday we head to Camp Wood to visit my Other Mother Mary. We'll relax and play in The River. Then Wednesday we head to Austin to stay in a lovely little B&B cottage that has french doors opening to the pool. I am very, very excited. And then we fly back home on Saturday, the 9th.

Quite the travellers, aren't we?


Blogger The Hamilton's said...

You *are* quite the travelers! It looks beautiful. Glad you had a good time.

3:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, you are! Looks wonderful. Glad you had a good time - can't wait to see you this weekend . . .

5:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pics are beautiful! You wear me out - I couldn't keep up with you. And I do have to laugh - half a crab??? Don't ever tell people from Southern Maryland that you ate half a crab. Please tell me that it was seasoned with Old Bay and kosher salt. Next time you come to visit, we'll have to treat you to a crab feast!

4:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have trouble keeping up sometimes too. After Texas I'm looking forward to some weekends at home. It's no coincidence that Rae hasn't planned any trips during football season.

RE half a crab: that's still quite a bit when it's a Dungeness crab. And it's great right out of the shell, without any seasoning. Cooked, anyway.

From Wikipedia: "About one quarter of this crab's weight is meat, making it one of the meatiest crabs available. Most of the meat is in the eight legs and two claws, although the body contains plenty as well. The flesh has a delicate flavor and is considered sweeter than other crabs."

We've got some really good, unpolluted seafood out here.

Cheers to everyone watching our lives unfold on the internet,


1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be cool to compare a Dungeness crab with a Blue crab. No clue if they're even similar. Some people like to eat them right out of the shell, some like to dip in butter, some in vinegar and some (like Bucky) make up a concoction of vinegar, ketchup, onion and old bay/salt seasoning. How's that for appetizing? I don't think our crabs are polluted. We haven't lost a person yet. ;>)

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like the blair witch may have been holidaying on that beach just before you

10:51 AM  

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