I've been so excited to share some of our pictures from our beach trip last weekend with you – but first I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for all of the emails, comments, and messages regarding my post yesterday. I had no idea I would have so many wonderful and encouraging words from so many people… it really blessed my heart today, and gave me a little extra encouragement and hope. I took today and didn’t do any work – I picked up the house, listened to my favorite easy listening music on Pandora, and watched the kids play in the sunshine. It was a beautiful day.
I took a nap with Noah, and now I am currently sipping on a glass of Petite Syrah, sitting here listening to the radio where our high school basketball teams are playing in the state finals – the girls just won the state championship and the boys are up in the third quarter. It’s funny how I never attended school here, and moved here back in 2007 and have fallen in love with the sense of pride in our town and schools…
Anyways, last weekend we stayed three nights in Lincoln City. I had found a Groupon a few months ago for a one bedroom hotel room with a full kitchen right on the beach, and snagged up the great deal. The weather was absolutely amazing.
We left on Thursday after school, but Anika didn’t want to miss school on Friday because she had a big project due, so she ended up staying behind with our friend, and came out Friday after school…so Thursday was just Wayne, Noah, Emma, and I.
It’s crazy how exhausted you really feel when you finally get away – how you never realize the level of tenseness your body is in, and then you finally get a couple of days away and it’s never enough because you just want to sleep and do nothing for a few days!
We really did just that, relaxing until Saturday, when we drove down to Newport and visited the Oregon Coast Aquarium (I’ll have a post on that soon!) and then on Sunday we ended up driving North 101 all the way up to Astoria to visit a friend and attend a birthday party… and we stopped in Tillamook for Ice Cream at the Cheese Factory.
After staying in a room with a full kitchen and extra bedroom, it really made me realize how much more important it is for us to have something like this if we truly want to relax (and save money!) …we are just growing out of a regular hotel room, and need the extra space to relax…guess I’d better keep my eye out for deals!
Sometimes you just get lucky – like 65 degree weather (with no breeze) in February on the Oregon coast.
Have you had any recent mini getaways? Where is your families “go-to” place for a weekend away?