On our way we passed through such exciting cities such as Montesano (Greta's home town) and Aberdeen. There are some cool sights along the way like the abandoned cooling towers of the Satsop Nuclear Power Plant and... well... THE STAR WARS SHOP IN ABERDEEN. I haven't convinced Katie yet to let us stop here, though most of the time it is me that wants to keep on going since we've already been in the car for few hours.
We pulled in to Iron Springs Resort right around 5pm, just enough time to unpack, get settled, start dinner, and turn on the London 2012 Opening Ceremonies. I loved the quirky bits with Daniel Craig and Rowan Atkinson that reminded us all to not take everything too seriously. We called it a night once the cauldron was lit.
So why Iron Springs? Well, previously in the year we were here for a razor clam dig...
|Probably not proper technique.|
|Definitely not proper technique.|
|Not the best conditions for razor clamming.|
Besides clamming, there were a healthy doses of puzzling, Magic playing, needle felting, and failing to start fires all around. We had a great time.
|It's a long process with lots of stabbing...|
|...and the final product|
|About 5 minutes later the whole thing died out.|
|Swinging in for the attack!|
|Disgusted with myself for my fire failure.|
|This is actually on an airport.|
|Every end is the deep-end when you're Greta.|
|At this point I really had no idea what I was doing.|
|FIRE! A really, really hot fire!|