My goodness it has been a toasty spring and early summer! Our garden in about 3-4 weeks early which has been surprising, but quite a bit of fun! We’ve made several pies with rhubarb, strawberries, raspberries, and a few blueberries. We’re working on our pickling skills with our abundance of cucumbers, peas, and carrots.
We’ve been out for a few hikes, but honestly, it’s been a bit hot for us and Flint, so we’ve been pretty choosy about our trips and trails. The tent is set up in the backyard for the nights we can’t get the house cool enough.
Spent Memorial Day weekend in Bend and Deschutes National Forest. Enjoyed some beautiful scenery. We found a terrific dog park that Flint loved! There was a neat water feature where water misted out of a red fire hydrant.. and he loved it! He’s not a water boy, so that surprised us.
We’ve had some wonderful visitors in the last little while. Started out with Dave and PD. They got to enjoy some rare perfect May weather. Went to Mt Rainier, remnants of the tulip fields, out to Bainbridge Island, and some Seattle sites. Enjoyed a delicious meal that PD put together.
Next up were Tim and Anita. Visited the North Cascades which were unfortunately a little snowier than we’d hoped. Celebrated John’s birthday with everyone.
Josh came out for a few days. John and Josh did some hiking down at Rainier and up at Mt Baker. Looked like they had a great time!
Ran a 5K together with Flint. It benefited the Humane Society where we fell in love with him a little over a year ago.
We’re so glad we’ve been in town to enjoy this amazing weather, to work hard in our garden, relax in our new hammock, start bike riding again, and to explore.