We took the best family vacation last week!
The mere fact that we went on vacation was a little miraculous because I'm married to a workaholic. :O) God bless him. But I twisted his arm and we drove 5ish hours to the Washington coast! The cute little town of Ocean Shores. I've mentioned before that I grew up in Aberdeen and we used to hop over there quite often, so it was wonderful to go back! I just love nostalgia. I was hoping that it would be 50 degrees with a little drizzle, but unfortunately we had gorgeous and uncharacteristically warm weather! Oh well. I guess sunshine isn't the worst thing that could happen! ;o)
So this was the first time Paige had ever been to any kind of beach. She was super excited! She loved "treasure hunting" for sand dollars and sea shells and making sand castles. She and I walked down the grassy little trail to the beach every chance we could, and Paige loved wading out and letting the waves splash her. She wanted to keep walking into the ocean "until we get to Korea", but Mommy was a little tired, so we just opted to go back to the hotel and hit the jacuzzi.
Our hotel was really cute! And the friendliest staff ever. Being that it was September, it was pretty much just us and a handful of retirees. Nice! We even had the pool to ourselves. (5 times.)
We walked around town a little bit while we were there, too. I loved all the brightly colored and nautical themed shops! One thing that wasn't there, though? Starbucks!! After we drove through town the first night I thought I was going to die. What do they do for beverages there?? Sea water? :O) OK, just kidding...
I am so grateful that we got to go. It was awesome to have a little family time. And my workaholic had a great time, too. :o)
I love Washington beaches.
I love vacationing in September.
I love coming home and sharing it with you guys!
Have a great Monday!!