This past weekend marked the sixth autumn in a row we have high-tailed it out to Seabrook with three other families. Seabrook is a charming little planned community on the Washington coast, and I just can’t seem to spend any amount of time there without going into la-la land and thinking I never want to leave…
I took a twilight walk with my friend Chris, and it was even more magical at that hour:
This is pretty much the coolest playhouse I’ve ever seen, but the kids were very horrified by it – they used to climb all over this old-growth stump, but now there’s a sign forbidding it.
They did, however, put on a quite the elaborate play for us here. We had the whole neighborhood watching! The next morning, we gathered for time in town and a walk down to the beach… If Dusty ever goes missing from my friend Carie’s house, it will be because I have dog-napped him.
My friend Emily and I drank multiple glasses of her special new cocktail, which is called “The George.” As this picture was being taken, we were lamenting the fact that, half a world away, George Clooney probably had already been married for a few hours to that lovely, smart woman. Sigh.
Then I read Divergent for a while in that chair. The next thing I knew, I was waking up from a nap in the sunshine, book on my lap. Ahhh, vacation.
We have a taco bar each year, and it just keeps getting better. Nothing beats the years we can do it outside; actually, it’s only really rained one weekend out of the six we’ve gone!
Who says it rains all the time in Washington?!
It’s crazy how big the kids are getting. I’ve known them all since they were babies! The first year we came, Clementine actually was a baby!
Au Revoir until next Fall, Seabrook!
Do you have an annual vacation you take, too? Do tell.
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