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Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day Weekend - Beach Bound...

65 degrees - 9:57 pm - clear, stary night...

This Labor Day Weekend we were beach bound.  I love road trips and one of my favorite quick getaways (meaning 4 hours or less) is to our family beach property on the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington State.

If you are not familiar with Washington State, you may be thinking that Washington is not generally known for its beaches.  Sure, it has fabulous forests, and beautiful hiking trails, with a lot of monumental mountains thrown in for good measure.  Oh, and we must not forget the many islands, lakes, rivers and streams that offer plenty of recreational fun, but beaches?  Yes, beaches.  Not too many people outside of Oregon and Washington know about Long Beach.  The quaint, sleepy, coastal town located in Southwest Washington, which is not too far away from Astoria, Oregon.

The Long Beach Peninsula is where we spent the last four days enjoying…

...driving on the beach...

...playing in the ocean surf...

...playing in the sand...

...enjoying delicious ice cream from Scoopers...

...outdoor movie night
'Tangled' for the kids and 'The Kings Speach' for the adults... 

...bon fires and smores...

...and lap after hair-rasing lap on the go cart track!

The long Labor Day Weekend combined with the idea of enjoying the last few days of summer to the fullest and a bonus of perfect beach weather made for a great weekend, which was spent with family and friends – 7 kids, 13 adults that spanned 4 generations.

2 comments:

  1. looks like you had a fun filled weekend. I love the ice cream picture, he looks like he is thoroughly enjoying himself. :)

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  2. Love outdoor movies with bonfires and smores at the beach!

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