We decided on Saturday afternoon that we needed to get out of town. We wanted somewhere close, so we didn't have to spend much time in the car so we headed to Port Townsend. We got there in time to explore a bit and eat some dinner. Then we went back to the hotel for several hours of swimming in the pool. I can't begin to explain how crazy the boys were in the water - it made me excited for the lake this summer (as if I need to be any more excited about going to the lake - 37 days and counting).
The next morning we got up and swam some more and then went to a yummy crepe place for brunch before we got on the ferry to Whidbey Island.
It is moments like these (below) when I get visions of these two getting older and teaming up against their parents.
Once we arrived at Whidbey Island we went to explore Fort Casey - an old military base that was once used to protect the Puget Sound ports. There were ladders, tunnels, guns, a huge grassy field to run in and a beach to throw rocks at. We probably spent a good 4-5 hours playing.
James fell asleep on Curt's shoulder during the tour so I laid him on our blanket in the grass and he napped (that is what happens when you swim until 10 at night and still wake up at 7).
Hooray for fun getaways and perfect weather - it almost makes this gloomy spring bearable. (and btw, Ian's pockets were so full of his favorite rocks from the beach that he had to hold his shorts up the whole walk back to the car)