The day after we got home from Nathan's wedding,
Ethan, Sophie and I left for Kodiak.
Daniel and Samuel stayed home to work.
It was Sophie's first time flying and she did a great job.
We stayed the night in Seattle.
My dad and jean were able to come visit us for the night
We had breakfast at the hotel
then we got on our flight to Anchorage and later, Kodiak.
We were picked up from the airport and went to Frankie's house.
He let us stay in Dewey's room with a bunkbed and a TV.
It helped a lot to have our own room
because of the time difference.
We got up every morning by 5am!
Frankie took us out to the Ram's Site for low tide
Ethan and Aiden hit it off right away
they started tide pooling
They had small fish nets and collected a lot of cool creatures
Frankie and I went waaay out on the tidepools to search for urchins
As I got farther out Sophie started screaming for me.
She got a little scared being on the beach alone
So I went back and sat with her
Frankie is way out there, right in the middle of the pic
What a great view huh!
Every day we woke up early,
ate breakfast as quietly as we could,
then we got dressed and packed supplies for the day.
Then we would just drive and play!
We went to parks and brought Aiden with as much as we could
This was a park I used to play at when I was little
The weather was gorgeous!
Another day we went out to Pillar Creek
It was a gorgeous Day!
Thanks to Frankie's 4-wheel drive,
we made it down to the beach
We had it all to ourselves!
We bought kitchen utensils from the thrift store
as shovels and buckets
Having fun in the sand
She loved it though
These two had so much fun!
Walking up the beach
The tide was out pretty far
Just playing and having fun
This was taken right before they started swimming,
they stripped down and played freely
it was awesome
I was concerned about bears a bit,
I kept my eye out,
but we were lucky to have "Little Girl" with us
I loved feeling my toes in the sand again :)