Getting Wonderfully Lost

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Today’s adventure took me to a place I had never planned to visit, let alone even heard of before.

I was on my way to run an errand, and was of course using my GPS (I have the worst sense of direction ever known to mankind). On my map I noticed a big lake about ten miles North of me and that’s when that adventure-hungry voice in my head told me that I had better skip my errand and go see what this lake was all about. Aaah the joys of being addicted to travel. I habitually make the choice of putting anything not travel related on the back burner and find myself falling behind on my day-to-day responsibilities.

Back to my story: After driving for ten minutes, I saw a sign that said “Lake Sammamish State Park”. Bingo! State Parks always draw me in. After all, they wouldn’t be state parks if they didn’t offer something worth seeing. I parked my car, kids in tow, and off we went to explore the area.

This is what I live for! Exploring the great outdoors and enjoying it with the ones I love. 

Lake Sammamish State Park is a 512 acre park with waterfront beaches, great swimming, kayaking, fishing, canoeing, SUP boarding, hiking trails, water skiing, and even a huge off-leash area for dogs. There are also restrooms, volleyball courts, and jungle gyms.  Experiencing this wonderful spot made me ponder moving to the area. I dreamt of a big lake front cabin and watersports all day. Then I remembered that it rains here for 9 months out of the year. Hmmm. Maybe not so much. Ok then, a summer house!  Now it’s time for me to stop my rambling and let the photos do the talking!

Lake Sammamish

Sammamish homes

Sammamish State Park







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L&L Sammamish



I love when I don’t research a place, and don’t expect much, and then stumble onto something truly breathtaking. My experience today at Lake Sammamish was just that. Have you ever accidentally stumbled onto something amazing? Feel free to share your experience below in the comments section.


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