Lady Alderbrook! the only boat our girls have every been on is a ferry so this was such a treat! chocolate milks and brownies in hand from the snack bar, we walked and sat and listened and some of us (Quinn!) took cat naps all while taking in the gorgeous scenery that is the Hood Canal.
it might be fair to say that the experiences this little gal had on her 4th birthday are my birthday goals! surrounded by family, cupcakes for breakfast, paddle boating before lunch and being the captain of the boat? so so grateful, we are! during our cruise, it sprinkled for a bit so we were sitting in the wide open lower deck looking out the giant windows as the rain brought the fish to the top and the seals not far behind. but we heard a little rumor that the captain had let one of the littlest guys on the boat take the wheel for a bit. so when Quinny was taking a snooze with Jake, Zo and I hustled to the top, peeked in the cabin and they ushered us right in. get a look at that face! she was in. her. element. the captain was so sweet to show here all the radars and navigations, teach her a little about steering and let her run the show! and i just stood back snapping photos blinking away liquid mama-pride.
such sweet memories, such a special trip. Jake and I have lived here all our lives save for a few years in college and to be able to keep checking off giant bucket list items right here in our home state is the neatest gift. we’re so thankful for the chance to hop aboard the Lady Alderbrook and get a little tour of the waters we see out our car windows every day! so much I didn’t know about the culture of our little corner of the state. if you’re in the area and get the chance, we highly recommend this little excursion on the water! kid friendly, all the yummy beverages and home in time for dinner. thanks for having us, Alderbook friends!