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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Beach Bound...

79 degrees outside - 6:22 pm - blue sky with scattered clouds...

Every now and then we need to get away and have some fun family time off the mountain.  So this weekend we were beach bound.  One of my favorite road-trip getaways from our mountain is our family beach property on the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington State.

The Peninsula shoreline is a Washington State Highway.  Driving on the beaches of the Peninsula is a tradition dating back to the early days of the automobile.  For years, beachgoers have enjoyed a leisurely drive on the wide, hard-packed sands.  Here, you can drive your vehicle along 24 miles of accessible beach as you search for that perfect spot to get out play, explore, fly a kite, feed the seagulls or just sit back and enjoy the sites and sounds of the Pacific Ocean.

I just love the rugged coastline...

... and listening to the kids shrieks of delight
as the seagulls catch chunks of bread in mid air...

... and watching the Pelicans and Seagulls...

...and taking walks on the beach with the family!
Besides being able to drive and play on the beach, here are just a few more of my favorite things about this quaint, sleepy, coastal town…

...doing lap after hair-raising lap on the go cart track...

...buckets and buckets of fresh salt water taffy...
...and enjoying some delicious ice cream cones from Scooper's
as the smell of fresh-baked waffle cones permeates the air - yum!

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