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TBT: Long Beach

One of the treats of living in Washington is taking little trips out to the coast. One such trip we've gone on numerous times is to Long Beach, WA. I've gone out there with my family a few times and with my best friends.

One of my favorite memories is going to an outdoor market and picking out the ingredients for our dinner. We prepared and grilled them up.

Here's a picture of the boardwalk that seems to run forever. One of the times we went we had access to bikes so we took a few rides down the boardwalk.

Northwest Pearls: Long Beach

This picture is taken by one of the lighthouses in the area. That land you can barely see in the distance is Oregon. Actually, you might not quite be able to make it out in the picture, but it's at the edge of the horizon.

Northwest Pearls: Long Beach

Northwest Pearls: Long Beach

I can't guarantee, but I'm pretty sure that this is the North Head Lighthouse.

Northwest Pearls: Long Beach

I believe that this is also North Head Lighthouse, but I'm not entirely positive. It was pretty nonetheless and just a little hike from the parking lot to the lighthouse.

Northwest Pearls: Long Beach

And of course there are other things to do in Long Beach. There's shopping, eating, and of course, Marsh's Free Museum which is so fun to go into. Have you ever been to Long Beach? What's your favorite thing to do?

Throwback Thursday: Hadrian's Wall

I have a travel bug at the moment so I thought I'd go through and post some old pictures from when I took a trip to Europe. I was going to post some pictures from France, but then I came across pictures from Hadrian's Wall in northern England so I thought I'd share those with you first. The wall was built by Romans as a defense against the tribes in the North. There are still some Roman fort ruins in the area. We went to a ruin called Vindolanda (but I don't have any pictures of it for you today.)

We went up to the wall near sunset and walked around.

Northwest Pearls: Hadrian's Wall

Northwest Pearls: Hadrian's Wall

Northwest Pearls: Hadrian's Wall

Who doesn't love sheep and baby animals?

Northwest Pearls: Hadrian's Wall and Sheep

The picture of this tree is one of my favorite photos from the trip. If I remember correctly, this scene and tree are used in one of the Robin Hood movies.

Northwest Pearls: The Robin Hood Tree

Northwest Pearls: Hadrian's Wall

Northwest Pearls: Hadrian's Wall

The area was really gorgeous. I hope I can go back one day. I loved visiting England and Scotland. I'll tell you more about my trip one of these days.

Have you been to see Hadrian's Wall?