When the weatherman began predicting that the temperature was supposed to be in the high 90s, I started making plans to make the most of our weekend. We headed out early, stopping first at Saltwater State Park in Federal Way. I am a conesuir of beaches, and I have never been to such a cool beach before. Its definately not the kind of beach that I would want to bring my bathing suit and lay out, but it was really fascinating. The entire beach was covered in small tide pools, fresh water streams, and millions of shells, seaweed and barnacles. We hopped along the rocks, picking up shells along the way, as we walked towards the water. Previous experiences made me surprised that when we got to the water edge, Hank just charged it! We had to race after him to keep him from taking a full plunge! He's usually a bit of a fraidy-cat so I was surprised to see his adventurous side poke out. He loved walking along the beach and letting the tide sweep over his feet. As we headed back up the beach, Aaron tipped over some boulders and we watched dozens of tiny crab scurry out.