Monday, August 26, 2013

Adventures with Molly - Jetty Island

Beach Running

This week's adventure took some time to coordinate but in the end it was well worth all the work! I read somewhere that Jetty Island up in Everett was a special place and that it was perfect for kids. It's just a short boat ride across from the Everett Marina. I think you spend more time lining up for the boat, loading the boat and launching off the dock, than you actually spend riding in the boat. Molly still found it to be an exciting adventure.

Jetty Boat

There is only one bathroom on Jetty Island and it is a rickety looking shack on the boat dock. Luckily I didn't need to use it but it is nice to know it is there if one does. After you exit the boat, you walk up a sandy path toward the ranger's station. They have a big board with departure tickets. We grabbed an earlier departure and ignored our reserved time. This later turned out to be a wonderful thing.

Jetty Island Activities

Trash Monster

We found a great place on the beach and got the kids into their beach clothing. Molly took off running right away and found some kids to play with. I had brought along her beach bag full of beach toys but she preferred to use the other kid's toys. Ugh!

Crowded Beach

We played for a few hours, ate a very sandy lunch on the beach and then packed up our gear to go home. Molly was so tired that she practically whimpered as we loaded onto the boat. She did not fight me as I got her into her car seat and was asleep before I even started the car!

Eating Sand

Excitment

We are definitely going back next summer with Daddy and Chicken Nugget. It's the perfect place to spend a sunny, summer day! You have to get in quick though as the season is short, running from July 2nd to September 2nd. Reservations are highly recommended, especially with little kids who are not great at waiting.

FUN

Help

Feeding Birds

Cheese

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