Before school began, we managed to have a final venture to the beach--it was mine, and the kids, first time to the Washington coast (we've been all over the Puget Sound, but not the coast). We were given a nice gift of great weather--rare in coastal Washington! Both Saturday and Sunday were GORGEOUS and we spent almost those entire days at the beach. My kids even got sunburned for the first time because their mom was so busy laying on warm sand dunes that she lost track of the time and forgot to reblock them. Oops. Sorry kids. They don't have their mother's skin, that's for sure.
We shared a cottage with some friends in a quaint little community called Seabrook.
Monday, we woke up to the normal Washington weather--rain! Oh well, we were leaving that day anyway. We were not far from the United States' only rain forest so we drove to the Lake Quinault area and had us a little hike in the rain. It was beautiful and WET! We remembered that we forgot to retape my husband's raincoat seams, after the hike, of course....
Driving back home we drove through a town that my husband had received a job offer from a few years back. The pay would have been excellent, but the prospect of living in a tiny town, that received more rain than the Seattle area, turned me off completely and he declined the offer. Well, let's just say that we would have owned a mansion in this little town; we would have been considered snobs. It would have been a weird life for me. I am a happy middle-classer. Not that we don't aspire to greater things, we just are making it work and the Lord takes care of us. Anyway, traveling through the town was just, well, interesting....
Anyway, summer is over. School has begun. And life is busy all over again! Hope you are all doing swell!
Now that's my,kind of vacation! So jealous. We thought about doing a trip like that this year but my hubby doesn't understand the appeal of beach combing.
Gorgeous pictures and cute little house! What a fun end of summer trip. I'll bet it's weird only have one at home during the day now. But I'll bet you can get a lot done!
Looks like an excellent trip.
What a fun trip. We like going to the beach at least once during the summer. The beaches here in n. california are often cloudy but if you stick it out you can see the sun at least a couple hours in the afternoon. I have to be careful with Robyn's skin but Annalise's skin is tougher than hers. She gets such a nice golden brown even with sunscreen on.
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