Night and Day

Things have been busy- in all the right ways.  I had the opportunity to travel for work this week to sunny San Diego.

When I wasn’t busy meeting some of the most amazing colleagues in my field, I was given a few spare hours to enjoy the city. As a regular tourist, I hopped the local bus to Old Town for dinner and onto Balboa Park for the evening.  The park was fun and inviting with warm lighting and much to do- I spent my time taking it all in. Mission Beach was gorgeous with the perfect sea breeze and the California sun.

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Carkeek Park Photo Session

I was lucky enough to zip up to Seattle’s Carkeek Park for a beach and fun filled photo session with this sweet family.  These girls are as energetic as they are adorable .  The park offered great views and the best playground in town. We all left worn out and happy. It was a true summer’s day!  Hoping them only the best for the rest!

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Quick Getaway

We were all in desperate need of a night away and a certain friend was turning 29.  Not the one when you say you are “29”, but the real 29. She mentioned a few weeks back that she had never been gambling. Now being a native to the NW, I know of many Tribal casinos the within 30 minutes of Olympia but the Handsome was eavesdropping and mentioned Quinault Beach Resort & Casino.  “We can stay and PLAY!”  That right there sold us, and we booked rooms right away.  With a call to the dogsitter and quick roadtrip we were off.  Our rooms were nice, fireplace, beach view.  Although the fog was thick both days, we enjoyed the sounds more than the view.  The gambling was a success for most, food was excellent at the buffet- crab legs for the ladies, prime rib for the men.  (sorry no pictures from the casino due to gaming regulations…) We topped the weekend off with a wander down to the beach in the rain and the wind where no one lasted more than a 15 minutes, although I felt like I could have stayed all day with the wind, water, and waves.beach-1 beach-2 beach-5 beach-3