Monday, August 5, 2013

Beach Day

Beach weekend day. We were really looking forward to spending the whole weekend at the coast, but unfortunately that's not how things played out. Saturday, while watching a parade, I left my phone in the car and came back to mulitple voice mails and messages on FB telling me about the fire (I talked about fire season and the one burning near Goldendale in a recent post). I did my own research and talked to Grandma....who was at home watching the animals for us....and was pretty comfortable with staying at the beach. However, we just kept getting bombarded with call after call, message after message......from everyone, and we just couldn't relax and enjoy ourselves. Don't get me wrong, I appreciated the concern, but a lot of the information we were receiving was wrong because the people were misinformed themselves or unfamiliar with where are home is in relation to where the fire was. That's why I did my own fire info digging and was comfortable with staying, but alas!! We just could not relax. So Saturday night, at 9pm, we packed back up and headed home. I cried. 

During our short stay there, we did manage to go to the beach for two hours. That was wonderful. The kids enjoyed themselves (well, Timothy didn't like playing in the sand as much as I thought he would) and I managed to get some nice photos. We watched a parade (we go to Garibaldi during their Garibaldi Days) and the kids got to do a little fishing at a fishing booth. We walked around the craft booths they had set up and hit up some yard sales too. We enjoyed delicious blueberry pancakes for breakfast and pulled pork sandwiches and shrimp for dinner. Yum. It's a shame we didn't stay longer, there's a lot we didn't get to do that I was really looking forward to, but there's always next time.

With love,
Mama Hauck