Backpacking, Hiking, Scrapbooking

Shi Shi Beach

Things have been really busy here for once – lots of little things to do for SOY, page calls for Creating Keepsakes (it’s so cool to communicate with the different editors!), and some other Norwegian things I’ve been working on. So I’m a wee bit behind. Ok, I’m always behind. Anyway.

A couple of weeks ago, Tom and Amy invited us to go camping with them to Shi Shi for Tom’s birthday. Shi Shi is a gorgeous beach in the Olympic National Park on the coast. It is quite a drive from Redmond (especially with the insane ferry lines), so we stopped in Port Townsend on the way and spent our first night in a Victorian bed and breakfast. The next morning we headed for the beach, stopping only for a couple cans of beans and veggie dogs (best campfire food ever!) and to get our permits at the Makah Indian Reservation. After a quick hike (I think it’s about two miles and an easy walk – except for the *cliff* you have to walk down to get to the beach…) we reached the most gorgeous beach I have ever seen. It is absolutely amazing! I am not a good enough photographer to capture the feeling you get on this beach, but this guy is.

JK, being JK

Shi Shi by night

We got up at dawn the next day – the tide was so low that we could walk all the way up to the arches

The raccoons were up early too :D

Tom and JK (I borrowed Tom’s wide-angle lens and took several big-nosed shots of JK :D)

JK and I, tired beyond belief, waiting for the ferry on our way home

I love how happy we look (in spite of the humongous bags under our eyes); it looks just like I felt all weekend. We’ve been talking about going camping and hiking for years, but we just never get around to doing it. We’re both huge procrastinators. We even bought this cheezy self-help book about procrastination, but – you guessed it – we haven’t read it yet.. So to finally be out there, sleeping on the beach and, well, drinking by the campfire, felt amazing. I have officially been bit by the hiking bug!

The rest of our Shi Shi photos can be found here.

Oh – guess who is this month’s Honorary Garden Girl? Whee! Here are some of my pages, the rest of them and the GG’s lifts of me are on TwoPeas.

Lift of Jen Lessinger:

My lift of Anne Langpap:

Lift of Keisha Campbell:

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  • Reply Kine August 24, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    Så kule bilder! Og Port Townsend er den søteste lille byen da! Sånn typ by jeg kan tenke meg å bo i når jeg blir gammel :)
    Ha en fin helg!

  • Reply Anilu Magloire August 24, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    Your pages are always genius!! I love your pics too. Great shot of the sand!!!

  • Reply Siljevanilje August 24, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    Jeg er helt maalloes over den beachen! Ser ut som dere hadde en kjempe tur! :)

    Elsker LOene

  • Reply Tessa79 August 25, 2007 at 1:40 am

    herlig camping tur!!

  • Reply lena August 25, 2007 at 2:02 am

    For noen herlige bilder!!! Og utrolig kule LO’er!!

  • Reply ania August 26, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    Så kule bilder!!!! Ser helt klart dere hadde det supert1!! *misunnelig på objektivbyttet og sånn* :P

  • Reply Cflattop August 27, 2007 at 5:14 am

    …..Congrats on the hon garden girl!!! and I love the pages… cool!!! looks like you guys had so much fun hiking……..this was the first summer we did’nt go camping…and we are missing it too… the pics…..

  • Reply Tina August 27, 2007 at 9:31 am

    Hi! just found your nifty blog… all your beach photos ;)

    Congrats on the Tulip DT spot ;)


  • Reply Amy Birch August 28, 2007 at 7:24 pm

    Many, many congratulations on your wonderful successes…being a SOY finalist (WOW, WOW, WOW!!!) and becoming a Tulip Girl! Your work is fabulous, truly an inspiration!!! I greatly look forward to seeing more of your work in the future!!!

    Amy :)

  • Reply Suzanne August 29, 2007 at 8:07 pm

    Fabulous photos of your weekend!!

    Looks like I’ll be living vicariously through you !

  • Reply Siljevanilje September 14, 2007 at 11:13 am

    Utrolig fine LOer, og for noen bilder!!! :D nydelig!

    ha en fin helg babe! :)

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