Monday, July 26, 2010

11 miles + 27 weeks pregnant = CRAZY

KK -

Last weekend, we went on another Pickett Family Adventure. We traveled 64 miles by car and 6 miles by Ferry to the Dungeness Spit off of the Olympic Peninsula. We then hiked along this natural sand bar for 5.5 miles to a beautiful old lighthouse. Along the way, we saw at least 100 seagulls, had over 1,000 rocks to throw into the ocean, and passed 16 fresh crab shells. Our #1 T Bear was trooper and walk for 1/2 mile, but rode for the majority in his carrier on Big D's back. It was a beautiful day for a hike along the ocean. But it was 11 miles round trip and I am 27 weeks pregnant. Call me crazy, because Big D practically had to drag me the last 2 miles back to the car. My hips were done. As I dramatically dragged my swollen body to the end, a mom with 3 kids in sandals heading to play on the beach, said "How fun! We are on a hike!" Was she mocking me? Or did she consider the 1/2 mile trail to the beach a real hike?

In the end, it was concluded that it was 1 beautiful day. Plus we planned another family adventure in 10 years. The lighthouse has families come and volunteer to take care of the lighthouse for a week at a time. The current family had 3 teenage boys. They had only been there for 4 hours and 1 of the boys was already bored to death. We laughed because we think it would be a great place to get away from the world for 1 week. Hopefully he survives.

-Miss T


  1. I think you are 1 crazy lady living with 2 fun loving guys. Good luck with that.

  2. That is more than I would have done at 11 weeks prego! I would have added a few more numbers to your post such as... 30 spots to puke on and 3 boxes of Nilla Wafers, 1 gallon of water, and 4 tylenol taken. You are one tough pregnant lady!