Each summer Native Americans along the Pacific coast get together to celebrate culture and family in the annual Canoe Journey. This year we brought our family canoe down to Squaxin Island near the capitol, Olympia. Hard work, sweat, family closeness, and sharing culture with other Native Americans from other tribes – the Canoe Journey is quite the experience!
Ten days of camping with two children? Not so easy…
Well I LOVE the canoe trip, and the pics are wonderfule… but camping for 10 days? You GO girlfriend!
nancy-of the crazy 9
Now, that is one cool journey. Thanks for sharing.
What a fun looking trip. Nothing like camping for some R&R!
wow. that’s pretty cool! i didn’t realize alki beach went all the way down to olympia.
That is gorgeous!!! What a fun trip!
Nicole (Mama to 4 Blessings) says
how neat is that, looks like alot of fun! Beautiful pics!
Paula J says
Wow just look at all the canoes. I’ve never been to or even heard of a Native American celebration such as this. Looks like an amazing thing to experience 🙂
Happy WW and thanks for linking up!
I’d love to go canoeing. Thanks for linking up.
That looks like a blast. We used to live in the Seattle area and I never knew this went on.
It has really grown in recent years. I think this is the 14th year. In 1998 when it first began there were only like 7 canoes. Now there are 100. Our tribe hosted it last year and we had thousands of people on our little reservation. It was pretty awesome.