Saturday, January 17, 2009
A winter trip to the Beach
"Is it really January?"
This thought actually ran through my mind as we were sitting on the Oregon coast. No wind, 65 degrees: a perfect escape to the frigid temperatures that have been locked in by the valley fog the past few days.
We got an early start...well, early for six people going to the beach for the day. Drove down to Depot Bay for some watching and shopping. Oh the memories. I just had to let them peruse the stores in search for the perfect treasure. Both chose a bag of rocks as their prize.
And then, instead of spending minutes on the beach only to leave thinking "what were we thinking?" (a scenario I was quite prepared for), we spent the remainder of the time enjoying a wind-free picnic, frolicking in the sand with cousins (Joy and Aaron joined the beach excursion) and running from the waves.
What a wonderful day at the coast. Perhaps we will not wait another 1.5 years to return again.