A forest fire came through this area about 20 years ago and in the background of this picture you can kind of tell. Since a lot of the tall older fir trees are now just dead standing trunks, more light can filter through to the forest below. This means smaller deciduous trees and wildflowers have a better chance. It also means there are more viewpoints along the way.
I made it to the top... just barely. If it had been any farther, or any steeper I may have given in before we reached the top. But it was well worth the view. Here I am showing off my 30 week baby belly.
We spent the rest of our time eating good food, relaxing in the heated (think hot tub temp) soaking pool, and doing some shopping at the outlet malls. Then we headed for home where we were still kid-free for another night. We were able to get quite a bit of work done (we've been moving into a new house on campus). All in all a great 11th anniversary getaway.
After the busy-ness and stress of moving, pregnancy, and parenting it was good to relax and take a breather together. It reminded me just how much I like this man I married 11 years ago. Thanks Babe, for all you do for me and our family. I love you so much!