Mostly Lake is growing up in the city, an urban kid. It’s the same Pacific Northwest region as where I grew up, but so different… One might say the Quinault Rainforest of Olympic National Park is a world away. I try to provide Lake with a daily “nature bath” but it’s not the same as experiencing immersion into the deep coastal rainforest or the wild Pacific Ocean beaches. I want him to have a taste of the freedom of skipping rocks on Lake Quinault, feel the fresh salty air, and eat the raw oysters from Brady’s. We did and he soaked it all up! I’m not sure who enjoyed it more, though, him or me! I was pretty happy to be in my homelands!