A week ago my family finally had a chance to get away together on our first family trip of the Summer. Last Sunday the six of us loaded into the jam packed car and headed north to Whistler, B.C.. The five hour drive was a perfect time to finish up my first pair of Hyak socks! The first day at Whistler the kids did a morning rock climbing camp, my husband got to ride in the bike park and I was able to going on a gorgeous hike on top of the mountain. We all met up in the afternoon and spent the rest of that day and the next riding bikes and enjoying the beauty of Whistler.
On the way home we stopped at the Britannia Mining Museum and the kids got to pan for gold and we all went on a tour of the old mine. On the drive back to Carnation I finished the socks and worked on another Middle Fork Hat (my third!).
We were only home for one night before loading up the car again to head down to central Oregon to visit my sister and her husband. The drive from Carnation, WA to Prineville, OR is long but stunning. I cast on for my second pair of Hyak socks (this one is for my little boy) and was over half way done by the time we reached my sister's house. The kids were great on the drive down but were anxious to get out and run around. The next day we took them to the High Desert Museum in Bend (I highly recommend it) where they had a great time acting like pioneers and viewing animals of the high desert.
The next day we had a party at my sister's house and found out that she will be having a baby in February (baby knits!). It was sad to leave the following day but we all caravanned out to the Painted Hills where we said our farewells before heading our separate ways home. The kiddos were tired and quiet on the drive home and I was able to finish one of my son's Hyak socks and do a little more knitting on my Guernsey wrap.
I can't believe school will be starting in a few weeks. It's always nice in the fall to get back to a routine but I will definitely miss the relaxed and easy going days of Summer. I plan on taking advantage of these last few weeks with the kids home from school and get outside as much as we can. I love the Camp Tolt knitting patterns, they have been the perfect projects to stuff in my backpack and knit on all of our Summer adventures.
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