How are you all holding up? 🌻 We're healthy and safe, that's the most important thing!
Are we going a little stir crazy? You betcha, but oh well we'll survive. 🚲 Was supposed to start month 3 of my work out challenge, but you know what I just needed a mental health day. I'll start tomorrow or the next day if needed. Didn't even make Mason get all his school work done, he'll have to finish it tomorrow. We just needed a day to relax as much as possible in this crazy time we're in. 
#stayingpositive #positivevibes #pnw #positivethinking #stayhome #momlife #health #wellness #MPC2020 #mypeakchallenge #mentalhealth

How are you all holding...

There are so many things I'm thankful for and one of those is the amount of nature areas Washington state has to offer. I'm so thankful we were able to get out and walk Nisqually Wildlife Perserve before the "Stay Home, stay healthy" order the Gov. placed. It was wonderful to get out one last time, this staying home is tough and I don't know how we're going to manage?!! #pnw #nature #optoutside #stayhome #momlife #sendwine

There are so many things...

🌴On Saturday we took advantage of the sunshine and finally got out of the house! This will be a rough and trying time for our mental health, not going to lie. But we got to play at the local beach while practicing #socialdistancing it was wonderful! 🌻And we found a beautiful painted rock, thank you to who ever hid it!
#tacomarocks #pnw #optoutside
#chambersbay #beach #nature

🌴On Saturday we took advantage...

Stop to smell the flowers! 
This is your daily reminder to get outside, get some fresh air and your daily dose of vitamin D! 
#optoutside #flowers #nature #mondayvibes #stoptosmelltheflowers #dailyreminder

Stop to smell the flowers!...

What are you going to do with your child if homeschooling isn't cut out for them or your family? Take a deep breath, exhale and relax. It'll be okay! Everyone's health and wellness is much more important at this time than academics. I've got a list of activities if you'd like some structure in your lives though. Check it out on my blog.
#linkinbio #pandemic #school #homeschool #unschool #schoolduringcovid19 #schoolclosure #wellness #healthandwellness #health #familyfriendly #healthblogger #momblogger #momlife

What are you going to...

Looking for recipes to make at home?! I've got a list of healthy, fresh, and family-friendly recipes on my blog. Like homemade fresh bread, butter, cookies, slow cooker meals, ect. 
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Glad we were able to squeeze in one more trip out into the community and zoo before things start shutting down. Friday Piper and I made an impromptu visit to Pt defiance zoo! It was great minus the cold/rain; there was only a couple other people, animals were active, didnt need to touch anything. Now schools are out for 6 weeks and we plan on quarantining ourselves at home for most of that time, except to get out into nature. 
#quarantine #zoo #optoutside #tacoma #healthyliving #healthandwellness #sundayfunday #healthispriority #health #stopthespread #wellness

Glad we were able to...

On February 3 I started My Peak Challenge and happy to say I'm still going strong! I've been needing to make some lifestyle changes and get more active. I've been working to control what I eat, getting some kind of exercise  in daily which I'm really enjoying. I didn't think I'd ever say that! 💚 #MPC2020 has truly started changing my life, I've had more positive thoughts and my body feels good. @mypeakchallenge

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On February 3 I started...

We went camping at Manchester State Park in Port Orchard, Washington

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Hope you had a fantastic weekend! We did a weekend camping trip at, Manchester State Park in Port Orchard. We had a wonderful time and it was the perfect length of time for tent camping. The state of Washington is home to many great parks with many right under our noses. I’ve lived within 45 minutes away from Manchester and have never visited!

Even if you don’t choose to camp at Manchester, it is a great park to spend the day at. Just keep in mind you will either need a Discover Pass which is only $30 a year or $10 pass for the day, both you can buy at the ranger station.

The park itself features a saltwater beach with some sand, beautiful view of the Puget Sound and Bainbridge Island, with easy access. Plenty of picnic tables throughout the park, 2 small picnic shelters, 1 large picnic shelter, bbq pits, volleyball field, horseshoes, bring your own equipment. Manchester State Park has its origins as a fort established by the Coast Artillery Corps in the early 1900s, which the structures you can still walk through and reserve the old torpedo warehouse. The torpedo warehouse is very beautiful and would make the perfect wedding location! This park would be perfect year round, plenty of shade during summer but not covered in shade for during the colder times. 1.9 miles of hiking trails, easy enough for little ones.

manchester state park

Let’s talk about the campground now. The park has 35 tent spaces, 15 utility spaces, and two restrooms and showers and one group site. Reservations can be made 9 months in advance of selected date, May 15 – Sept 15. Campsites are available first come, first served between September 16 – May 14. During summer months especially during weekends you need to book in-advanced as they fill up quickly.
The grounds were kept very clean, the spaces are good size, even the sites that are in close proximity aren’t that close so you still have your privacy and it was fairly quiet. I was very impressed with the bathrooms, probably the cleanest campground bathrooms I’ve seen, shower(if you like to keep clean) and electrical plugin if you need to charge anything :)
The running water wasn’t a far walk from each site and a fire pit in each site and if the burn ban hasn’t went in effect then the fire pit has an attachable medal grate. Bikes, scooters, skateboards welcome. Short walking trails for campers only. Very pet friendly state park, we even brought our dog inside the bathroom with us and no one complained.
#50 is the onsite host, fire wood available for purchase. Small store at the rangers station with ice, coffee, Manchester State Park t-shirts and few more. All the staff and volunteers we ran into were very nice, helpful and friendly.

manchester state park

Camping and just being outdoors in general is so good for the soul, you’re just able to take a breather, surrounded by natural beauty.
We will definitely be back to Manchester State Park even if it’s just to play at the beach. What’s your favorite state park where you live? Let me know by leaving me a comment. 

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  • AdrienneZM
    July 29, 2017

    Tabitha, we love going camping at Cape Disappointment State Park on the coast. The park and campground sits on both the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. (You can get visit both beaches from within the park.) While we are currently “tenting it” we like to get the full RV campsite so we have power (my husband uses a CPAP) and water at the site. We do go camping at the ‘dry’ sites. (My husband has the adapter to power his CPAP with a deep-cycle battery.) We small-scale mineral prospect (a.k.a. gold mine) at Benson Beach (the Pacific Ocean beach there). Our four boys love to get dirty digging on the beach and I love the nice restrooms throughout the park. :-) ~Adrienne

How are you all holding up? 🌻 We're healthy and safe, that's the most important thing!
Are we going a little stir crazy? You betcha, but oh well we'll survive. 🚲 Was supposed to start month 3 of my work out challenge, but you know what I just needed a mental health day. I'll start tomorrow or the next day if needed. Didn't even make Mason get all his school work done, he'll have to finish it tomorrow. We just needed a day to relax as much as possible in this crazy time we're in. 
#stayingpositive #positivevibes #pnw #positivethinking #stayhome #momlife #health #wellness #MPC2020 #mypeakchallenge #mentalhealth

How are you all holding...

There are so many things I'm thankful for and one of those is the amount of nature areas Washington state has to offer. I'm so thankful we were able to get out and walk Nisqually Wildlife Perserve before the "Stay Home, stay healthy" order the Gov. placed. It was wonderful to get out one last time, this staying home is tough and I don't know how we're going to manage?!! #pnw #nature #optoutside #stayhome #momlife #sendwine

There are so many things...

🌴On Saturday we took advantage of the sunshine and finally got out of the house! This will be a rough and trying time for our mental health, not going to lie. But we got to play at the local beach while practicing #socialdistancing it was wonderful! 🌻And we found a beautiful painted rock, thank you to who ever hid it!
#tacomarocks #pnw #optoutside
#chambersbay #beach #nature

🌴On Saturday we took advantage...

Stop to smell the flowers! 
This is your daily reminder to get outside, get some fresh air and your daily dose of vitamin D! 
#optoutside #flowers #nature #mondayvibes #stoptosmelltheflowers #dailyreminder

Stop to smell the flowers!...

What are you going to do with your child if homeschooling isn't cut out for them or your family? Take a deep breath, exhale and relax. It'll be okay! Everyone's health and wellness is much more important at this time than academics. I've got a list of activities if you'd like some structure in your lives though. Check it out on my blog.
#linkinbio #pandemic #school #homeschool #unschool #schoolduringcovid19 #schoolclosure #wellness #healthandwellness #health #familyfriendly #healthblogger #momblogger #momlife

What are you going to...

Looking for recipes to make at home?! I've got a list of healthy, fresh, and family-friendly recipes on my blog. Like homemade fresh bread, butter, cookies, slow cooker meals, ect. 
#linkinbio #pandemic #food #foodie #recipes #foodblogger #health #healthyfood #familyfriendly #healthblogger

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