Camping at Deception Pass State Park
Call it a twist of fate, but last minute we were able to snag the last camping spot at Deception State Park on Memorial Day weekend nonetheless! To be honest, we are not much for car camping, but we weren't certain how the weather would be and we wanted something easy. After packing up the car we drove up to Mukilteo, took the short ferry ride and before we knew it we were setting up our tent amongst trees under an orange sky. We had a simple dinner of roasted hot dogs, fresh fruit and veggies and then took the short walk to the beach for sunset. After enjoying a glorious sunset on the beach we headed back to camp for s'mores. The more I think about it, I think camping is really an elaborate excuse for making s'mores. It is also the handful of times we eat hot dogs and horrible stuff for you like Cheetos. Awww the joys of car camping!
The next morning, we woke up and headed straight for the beach and the tide pools. There is something so calming about being on a beach. Time flies without much notice and it is nearly impossible have a care in world while intently searching for sea anemones. I think over the past couple of years we have spent more time at the beach than any other place in the world. After an hour or so we headed back to camp to take down our tent and have breakfast. Then we were off for a day of exploring the rocky bluffs surrounding Deception Pass. We often visit Whidbey Island, but over the past few years usually stop at Ebey's Landing and don't continue farther up north.
These yellow flowered succulents really caught my eye as we were hiking along the bluffs. I admire the fortitude of succulents and how they can grow in every crack and crevice when they need to.
My sweet boy who finds it WAY more entertaining to look away from the camera than directly at it. It is just plain hard to get a good photo with my toddler these days!
Worthy of documentation: Jasper's J for Jasper.
I'm grateful for the strangers who oblige to take our photos, but I certainly wished they would not always cut off our feet. One of my biggest pet peeves!
I'm grateful for these two hams and how much they keep me smiling and that they make life interesting. I told Jasper he could have one "special" drink while camping and of course he picked root beer because that is his dad's favorite. I will admit I was thoroughly relieved when he was done with it and over half the can was still full. I think he mainly just felt cool holding the can.
If you are looking for a quick and easy weekend camping with your family might I suggest Deception Pass State Park. With over one hundred camping spots and easy access to both Cranberry Lake and the sound it is a fun place to spend a couple days with friends and family alike.