Living simply in the wild

Let’s see what life is like

After going through 797 pictures on our camera i have no idea where to start. There SO much to share!

But we have to start somewhere, so after grabbing some blueberry chocolate and a cup of tea i’ve decided to start with what most people have been asking about.

“What is it like there?”

In words? Well it’s paradise. It is hot and sunny 98% of the time. One of the largest lakes in the US, mountains, rolling hills, wineries, orchards, friendly people. This is where people escape to.

I’m striving to be completely honest with this journey. If you follow us on facebook or see the picture feed on the right, I’m sure through pictures it seems like life is perfect. But rest assured, it is still life. There’s a strange dynamic here. We live where people go on vacation. So most everyone is happy and having a great time. We get to hear the laughs and giggles from the playground while doing the day to day chores. It’s refreshing, yet slightly unsettling. It is nice to live in the park yet be totally separate from it. Normal life is happening inside of our dwelling while outside people are letting loose and don’t have a care in the world.

Living inside of the park has some major perks and also some downfalls. We get to see the good and bad. It’s great for David being able to pop in the house whenever he pleases. For years this man inevitably forgets things for work. His lunch, his keys, his belt, his wallet. It has always been something. But now he just leaves everything at home and pops in whenever he needs something. Brilliant move! This also means David is always at his job. He loves it so it’s not a bad thing at all. But each time you go outside there is a guest asking a question, an employee buzzing by, another Ranger stopping to fill you in on some details. Again, it’s not a bad thing. It’s just so different and slightly strange to us still. We live a few yards from the ‘shop’ where all the employees take their lunch, grab their tools, gas their vehicles, and park for the day. It’s a fun little community feel, but lacks a sense of real privacy. This is what we signed up, so we are embracing every part of it.

I could go on talking but i’m just going to shut up and show some pictures off! No sense in having the 797 pictures stashed on our computer where no one can see them. What would the point of that be! Please feel free to ask questions, make remarks, or just say HI. I would love to hear from ‘home’. Somedays i just need something to entertain myself with! Even with all the people around there is a sense of isolation. Ok, enough reading, lets get to the goods.

Going for a walk around the grounds








Boat docks at the ParkImage



Rocky Part of the BeachImage

We could spend a lifetime collecting rocksImage




Some People Jog along the beach, i tend to just watch.



Over at ’25 mile creek’, the 2nd campground that David patrols


What we do on the chilly nights


The boys love their Tree house!


Trouper tends to take the ONE comfy seat in the house. This is really our only cushioned seat in the house.




Clear Skies every day


Bugs bugs everywhere


Hike and hike and hike


The views are magnificent when you hike high enough.




Studs x 3



This is the Hang gliding mecca! Really, something about the air and the movement of it here makes this one of the top places in the world to hang glide.


What The park we live in looks like from the other side of the lake, all along the shore line is the park. Did i mention there are no bridges? If you want to get to the other side you have to drive around it.


Best buds



Our Home.



Life goes beyond these pictures but hopefully that gives you curious folk a little glimpse and debunks the “it always rains” in Washington myths. As you can see this side of the mountains is very different from the ‘rainy’ side.

Peace & Love


6 responses

  1. Dani

    Absolutely breathtaking!

    May 13, 2013 at 5:49 pm

  2. Doreena

    Seems still so unreal that this is where you call “home” and see God’s beautiful country everyday! So wonderful and exciting!

    May 13, 2013 at 6:34 pm

  3. GREAT post! LOVE the gorgeous pics!!! 🙂 I’m sitting here in Omaha (a

    May 17, 2013 at 9:18 am

  4. …(at my garage sale) stalking your blog. LOL! And dreaming of gettin’ outta here! Keep ’em coming!!!

    May 17, 2013 at 9:19 am

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