August 6: Point Defiance-Tacoma, Washington

Point Defiance Park and the walk out to the actual point along the shoreline was one of the highlights of our trip. It was a beautiful day and there were many families milling about and enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. The botanical gardens were filled with flowers, “and, as a photographer,” I was in my element. I love taking photographs of bees pollinating flowers and I had an abundance of subject matter. It was a lovely day and we spent most of the time smelling roses and taking pictures. When we were packing up to head out that morning, Callie  would not come out from under the bed and we had a good laugh over just how tired she was. It was a new form of expression and defiance for her. And it was  clearly a, “NO”… We repeatedly asked her if she wanted to go, but she stayed under the bed and refused to come out.  After we left I had to run back to the room because I had forgotten something and she was happily stretched out on the bed not five minutes after we had shut the door. This habit of crawling under the bed became the norm if we tired her out too much. She had a say in whether she wanted to go on an adventure, or sleep the day away and torture us that evening.

Point Defiance