Sun Lakes / Dry Falls

30 07 2012

What I love most about living in Washington? Spend just a little time in a car and you can get to a completely different climate. This weekend, we opted for a dose of hot, dry summer and headed east for a weekend camping trip at Sun Lakes / Dry Falls State Park. It was our first time to that part of the state, and we had a wonderful time. 

Though just four hours from Seattle, the landscape of Dry Falls looks like it belongs in the Southwest — sagebrush desert and dramatic cliffs. The landscape is a gift from the last Ice Age, when an ice dam burst and unleashed a cataclysmic flood over the area. According to the visitor center, the flood had ten times the water flow of all the rivers in the world combined. 

Nothing that dramatic happened on our camping trip, luckily. Just some lazy time in the sun, playing in the water, and enjoying the scenery. Perfect.

Dry Falls (II)

Sandpile

Patrick in Park Lake





Wet at Magnuson

23 07 2012

We spent a lazy Saturday afternoon at Magnuson park. As you can tell, the boys didn’t enjoy it one bit.

Green

Blue





Space Aliens.

18 07 2012


Space Aliens., originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey.

It’s that time of year again… the Sounds of Summer concert series at University Village.





Future Director

11 07 2012

So last week, Alex was in a lego animation summer camp. Here’s what they made:

Yeah, it doesn’t make sense to me, either.

Getting the director’s commentary from Alex as we watched it was more amusing. He’s the one making the dog panting sounds at the beginning. And that part where it gets black? That was deliberate… they wanted to show what it would be like if they turned the lights out. I think they’d covered the camera with somebody’s lunch box. My favorite bit? He told us: “The wall is full of geckos! But they’re invisible, so you can’t see them.” (Sort of defeats the point of putting them in a movie?)

Summer’s not like it was when I was a kid!





Then and Now

1 07 2012

Still going through my photos from my trip to Virginia. But I had to post this… 

Then:

Is That for Me?

Now:

Ice Cream Monster