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Hurricane Ridge

We’ve left the real world for a few days and have hopped on over to Port Angeles for a short break before school starts up again.  Port Angeles is about 100 miles from where we live (by ferry) and it’s right next to the Olympic National Park.  It sits  on the Strait of Juan de Fuca (the waterway that represents the border between the U.S. and Canada), and Victoria, B.C. is only 20 miles by ferry.

Okay, all that being said, we had a very full first day.  Before heading up to Hurricane Ridge, we stopped in Sequim (pronounced ‘skwim’) at this charming little ’50s diner to have lunch.  AJ wants to go back for the milkshakes alone:

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After lunch, we headed up to Hurricane Ridge for a little hike.  They call it that because of the 75+ mph winds that blow through there.  It was indeed a hike, and once again, I wish I hadn’t worn my running shoes (she will never, ever learn).

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The views at the top were just amazing:

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You can look down and see Port Angeles, as well as Victoria, B.C. on the other side of the water.

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Views of the strait:

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You can just see the hiking trail we used to get to the top of the mountain (there are fires burning on the range right now, hence, the haze):

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Going back down, James made a comment that the only exciting animal we got to see all day was a chipmunk.  Not 5 minutes later, we got to see this (can you see him?):

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James found a charming, 2-bedroom, vacation home to rent while we are here.  So after a long day of being out, tired and grimy, we got to come back to this (which was a very pleasant surprise as we hadn’t seen it yet):

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With fabulous views of the water (#spottedtheship):

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Next up, Lake Crescent… 🙂

 

Friday Five: Favorite Cold Weather Drinks

Today I’m joining the DC Trifecta,  Mar On The Run, You Signed Up For What?!, and Eat Pray Run DC, for their Friday Five Linkup.  This week’s theme is your favorite cold weather drinks, but I’ll actually drink these anytime of the year if the mood suits me (because that’s how I roll, baby).

1.  My all time favorite:  Water!!  

drinking-from-a-firehose-300x198I’m from Arizona and learned at a very young age that water is the absolute best drink at any given time.  I never go anywhere without a water bottle, and I always carry a purse big enough to fit a bottle inside.  I’m not picky… good old tap water works for me.  I’m one of those that drank out of a hose in the olden days and survived.

 

2.  Hot black tea.

wpid-tetley-british-blend.jpegI don’t drink coffee, but my day doesn’t start without a cup of tea, or two.  I do exactly 5 things before I have my tea which are totally routine driven so I don’t have to think about them, but if you threw in an extra task at me before I had my tea, I’d be like:

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3.  Chocolate Milk!

wpid-chocolate-milk-stack-629x496.jpgThis is how I start the recovery process when I get back from my long runs. The longer the run, the bigger the glass and the more chocolate I put into the milk.  Don’t judge… I earn every gram of sugar it gives me.

4.  Moscato!

wpid-barefoot-moscato-216x300.jpgOn Friday night, unless I have a race the next day, guaranteed a bottle of Moscato is being consumed by yours truly.  So if you see a blog post from me on Saturday morning, be kind… it was the wine talking.

5.  And last but not least, hot chocolate!

wpid-download-1.jpg.jpegOkay, this one I’ll only drink in the winter, but I love making a big mug for myself and my son… with lots and lots of chocolate and lots and lots of marshmallows!  Again, I’m in it for the sugar, what can I say!

Redmond5KTomorrow James and I have the Redmond Turkey Trot.  Afterwards we will go out to celebrate our success with a huge stack of pancakes and bacon!! (Oh yeah, I said it!!)  What’s your race schedule this next week?  Got any Turkey Trots planned?  Any favorite cold weather drinks you’d like to share?