Monday, November 26, 2012

helsing junction 2012

The Helsing Junction Sleepover was great this year!  We stayed in the beautiful camper above, thanks to our sweet best buds, the Dixons (thank you, guys!!), watched tons of live music, swam in the river, went garage saleing, lounged in the sun, BBQed, and fought an epic battle against the flies in our trailer.  Beth and I totally won.  Three days is a lot of music to see and listen to, and I can't say that I'm ready to go back next year already, but I am happy that I got to spend this year's event the way that I did . . . chilling out with our buddies.  What a sweet event on the prettiest farm ever!


Love,
Sarah

lakefair!

If I didn't live downtown and have to deal with the traffic that it brings, I think that I would totally love Lakefair.  Like, so much.  It's just like any other traveling fair that happens once a year, but what makes it so special (to me) is that it's situated right between the capital, the lake, and the Puget Sound.  Judy and I met each other downtown to take some pictures and ride the ferris wheel during the 55th Anniversary of the first Lakefair.  TOTALLY AWESOME.  What a view!  Best lady date night that you could ask for!  Thanks, Judy!!


Love,
Sarah

nisqually bird refuge

On one of the hottest days that we had this year, Joel and I decided to take a walk at the Nisqually Bird Refuge so that he could get some recordings of birds, and I could just get some exercise and get out of the house!  We drive by this place all the time when we're on our way to Tacoma or Seattle, but hadn't been there since we moved to the Pacific Northwest.  I went with low expectations, but was pleasantly surprised by how huge and pretty the NBR was, how nice it was to walk along the walkways, and how pretty it was to listen to all of the birds.  Our first big(ish) bird that we saw was a woodpecker, followed by a hawk, and a goose (and tons of other little, tiny birds), but what really took the cake was a giant horned owl hanging out in a tree.  We were lucky enough to start a conversation with a photographer who had a giant telescope attached to his camera, who spotted the bird and let us get a closer look through his lens.  I wish that I had a picture of it . . . it was so awesome!  

They built this long pier down to the end of where low tide happens, so that you can walk all the way to the sound (if it isn't already there during high tide).  We walked about half of the way down, but were starting to get sunburned and turned around.  We'll totally be going back someday, though . . .


Love,
Sarah