S: Aiden's Visit to Washington July of 2011
BC: Aiden's Visit with Aunt Cynthia and Uncle Jimmy in Washington State July of 2011
FC: The Great Outdoors | Aiden comes to Washington state!
1: Seattle Center | When I arrived it was a clear, sunny day. Just perfect for taking in the view from 605 feet up in the Space Needle.
2: On the observation deck you could walk around for a 360 degree view. It was fantasitc!
3: It's a clear sunny day with a great view of Mt. Ranier!
4: The Pacific Science Center had an exhibit called GOOSE BUMPS. You could test out your fears. | Will I put my hand in there with those creepy giant cockroaches??? | I can't believe my Aunt Cynthia would hold one of those things!
5: In the tide pool exhibit at the Pacific Science Center I got to touch sea anemones and starfish. | The sea anemones have sticky tentacles that close up when you touch them. They feel slimy too.
6: I'm not that much of a dinosaur enthusiast, but my Aunt Cynthia likes to take a lot of photos. | How scared of being shocked am I? Hmmm...
7: There was a cool exhibit that projected your shadow on the wall - along with the shadow of a lion stalking you! If the lion touched your shadow you would dissapear!
8: I got to experience what it was like to be in a space capsule. I could even hear the recording of a real NASA space mission.
9: I got strapped into the "drop machine" to test my fear of falling. | I watched a video of my reaction to a sudden noise. | It was cool seeing the big buildings outside looking through the periscope. | There was a cobra snake too.
11: On Saturday we head up to Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic Mountains. It is incredible up here!
12: I can't believe how friendly all the little creatures are up here. The "camp robber" jay took the cracker right out of my hand!
13: Wow! This deer is eating right out of my hand! Amazing!
14: Aunt Cynthia was starting to get annoyed about us clobbering her with snowballs.
15: It's the end of July and here I am having a snowball fight with my Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Cynthia.
17: You can't go to the Olympic Peninsula Peninsula without visiting Twilight country! Aunt Cynthia lives about an hour's drive from Forks, Washington.
18: Next we're off to First Beach in LaPush, Quileute Indian Nation.
19: The Pacific Ocean is freezing cold, but Aunt Cynthia dared me to go in.
20: The Great Hike
21: We're on our way to Marymere Falls and then Lake Crescent.
23: This trail is full of enormous old growth trees! | We went up a forest trail, through a tunnel and lots of big trees and climbed up until we reached...
24: The short 1 and 1/2 mile hike uphill was well worth getting to the beautiful waterfall! | ...the Falls!
25: Marymere Falls
26: Before kayaking in the lake I take some time to enjoy the ducklings | Eating at Granny's Cafe
27: I can hardly wait to get out in the lake on my own kayak!
28: There was a ton of fun stuff to do at the Great Wolf Lodge... arcade games, the sweat shop, the MagiQuest and of course, the water slides!
29: This vacation just keeps getting better and better! We got to go to the Great Wolf Lodge!
30: Wow! This place is awesome!
32: After all the activities we needed some time at home to relax, play games, watch movies and of course eat! Tomorrow back to Arizona!