While fortunate to live close enough to the beach to make frequent day trips, we don’t go often enough. And since there’s no guarantee of warm weather even if it’s sunny, a trip to the Oregon coast holds no certainty that any time will be spent on the beach.
Unless you have kids.
I wasn’t planning to go to the beach this weekend but I sent my husband to the church meeting I had intended to go to and met my parents and H and B, who all happened to be staying 15 minutes apart. I took both boys and packed the car with extra clothes and snacks and off we went, leaving so early that we avoided the usual weekend beach traffic.
It was cold and windy. But a day in the sun, watching the waves and the kites, it’s just what I needed.
I just wish it was a little (a lot) warmer.