A Hike to Marymere Falls

 After our Trip to Hurricane Ridge Olympic National Park , we drove to Lake Crescent Olympic National Park  and parked our vehicle in the parking lot close to Storm King Ranger Station. There were a lot of vehicles in the parking lot but we had no problem finding a parking spot.  The trail to Marymere Falls starts just past the Storm King Ranger Station. A nice 1.5 mile round trip nature trail, mostly flat until the Falls Creek log bridge, then the trail gradually ascends 200 feet in elevation. It was an easy and beautiful hike but my shoes and pants got muddy. It also got crowded up there but it's worth the hike and a must see when visiting the Olympic National Park. The view of Marymere Falls and the narrow loop trail Marymere Falls Nature Trail 1.5 Miles Round Trip No Pets, Weapons, or Vehicles The tunnel under the road The passage to the other side. It's so nice that the hikers going to Marymere falls don't have to deal with busy highway US-101 I love the new growth on

Sweet little voice

I took this picture from my neighbors yard just this evening after work. 
Yesterday, my friend Marissa and I went to our friend's house to fix her internet problem. She needed the internet to pay her bills and to communicate with her husband in Iraq. Thank God, I got it fixed. My friend has a 17 months little girl. Few weeks ago when they were at my house, she calls me mommy, at first I was thought hmm maybe its just because she doesn't know me or my name yet. But yesterday when I was at their house, she still calls me mommy. Nobody thought her that, in fact my friend says that her daughter never calls anyone mommy except to her. I felt good inside, I just can't explain the feelings I felt. What really touched me was when we were ready to leave, she said to me with her little sweet voice "take care mommy".
Yesterday Morning, My friends got up early to do their laundry but when they got to the laundry mat, it was still closed so they went drive around. A friend called them and asked how are they and what they were doing and the conversation went:
they said "we are driving around looking for houses"
friend asked " looking for house for sale? why are you guys buying a house?"
they said "no"
friend asked "house for rent? are you guys moving out?"
they said "no"
friend asked again "so what houses are you looking for?"
they said "free one"