Thursday, July 7, 2011

Birthday/4th of July weekend

First of all - thank you everyone for the sweet birthday wishes, it made my day even more special!

For most of the weekend Nick and I were up at my parents cabin doing lots of hiking and biking and we lucked out with great weather.  I took the camera on some hikes and poor Nick had to carry it quite a long ways!

On Saturday we did a hike called Little Ranger Creek, 6 miles round trip with a 1,500 elevation gain:

view of Mt. Rainier peaking over the hills

On Sunday we went to Snoquera Falls, also 6 miles round trip with at 2,800 elevation gain:

I swear this picture had not been altered, the sky was really that blue!

And around my parents cabin we came across some really pretty flowers and I couldn't help but do a photo shoot with them:



And of course the main event - the 4th!  Our friends were having a BBQ at their house which was also walking distance to Gasworks Park, where the Seattle fireworks were being shown.  It was perfect!  Great weekend had by all!


21 comments:

Carrie @ Laugh Love Eat Ice Cream said...

I'm glad you had a good birthday!

I love the water droplets on the plant! You're becoming a very talented photographer!

Mrs. H said...

Gosh, your view of the mountains is amazing! So glad you a fabulous birthday!

Caroline said...

Happy Belated!! Love your flower photos!!

Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Sounds like a great birthday-4th-of-July weekend! Love the sky and that blue!!! Wow.

chelsea said...

yay for fun birth-weekends! Gorgeous spot!

the southern hostess said...

What a gorgeous hike! Looks like a perfect weekend. Happy belated Birthday!

Holly said...

nice!! you got a good fireworks shot!

mapleandvine said...

awww so fun! gorgeous pics

mapleandvine said...

awww so fun! gorgeous pics

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Wow! It all looks so amazing! Glad you had a great 4th and wonderful Birthday!

Amanda @ New Adventures said...

Cute pictures. Looks like you had a great birthday and 4th of July weekend!

Allison said...

Carol, your pictures are SO beautiful -- You should absolutely blow up and frame some of them. Yay for dSLRs!
I'm so glad you had a lovely birthday weekend, my dear friend! :)

Your Southern Peach said...

What a great way to spend your birthday! You got some great shots too. Many more to you :)

Amy

Jamie Pickle said...

You took some great pics. Glad you had a nice weekend!!

Nicole* said...

that waterfall is awesome!!

MelissaOklahoma said...

sounds like a fantastic weekend! all the biking and hiking sounds so much fun...i love being outdoors doing things like that.

annelise said...

Happy belated birthday!! Sounds like you had a good one.

Those waterfalls look spectacular. It's winter here and I would kill someone to see sky that blue again!

Have a great weekend!

Kristin said...

Wow that looks like a great hike! We might have to check that out!

Tracy-Girl @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

Gorgeous!! You two are so adorable with your hikes :) I want to go up there and do the same thing. Hope you had a fabulous Birthday week, too!

Jax said...

WOW! What a beautiful setting, girl! So glad you had a fabulous birthday! :)

Nicole-Lynn said...

Looked like a fun time! So pretty!

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