We’ve been on mid-winter break this week. I have no idea why we have mid-winter break, but after ten years of it, I’m finally starting to accept it…and perhaps even embrace it.
We couldn’t have better weather for it. The sun has been shining in a clear blue sky and the temperature has risen into the 50’s. It seems as though everyone is enjoying this unexpected summer-like weather in the Great Outdoors.
Shaun had taken today off and we decided that we were going to take a day trip to the coast. The Washington coast is much different from the coast of Southern California. For one thing, in CA, the beach was only minutes away from us. Today, we drove for nearly three hours before we came to the Pacific Ocean.
Another major difference is temperature. In San Diego, we thought the beach was freezing in February. Up here in the Great Northwest, we know it is. KT wasn’t happy until she was wearing all three of the jackets that she had brought with her. (And even then, her teeth were still chattering)
Please excuse my awful photos. Apparently The Beast is still upset that I haven’t even picked it up in weeks. I don’t have a single decent photo, but I’m posting some anyways…
KT may have been cold, but the dogs were ecstatic to have a chance to play on the beach! As soon as Shaun drove onto the sand, (yes you can drive on the beach here!) they began to put up a huge fuss. We were amazed that they still remembered what the beach was!
You can tell that’s our Big Dog, Shelly…can’t you?
We stood along the shoreline for a few minutes, then we were pretty much ready to go. (I felt a bit like the Griswolds at the Grand Canyon). That was until Mimi decided to amuse us by having a teenagery moment.
I’m still not sure what she was upset about, but she created a circle, climbed in and pouted. Naturally, we all
respected her wishes and left her alone stepped into her circle to mess with her because we didn’t want her to feel lonely.
For some reason, she was less than thrilled at our show of comradery.
On the way home, the DJ on the radio reminded us that tonight was the lunar eclipse as she played the entire Dark Side of the Moon album. We looked out the car window, and sure enough…there it was in all it’s glory. I’d like to tell you that I at least got a decent shot of that, but no such luck. Go look at Carol’s amazing shot right HERE. Seriously, go peek.
‘Cause all I have is an iffy shot of driftwood…
You can tell it’s driftwood…right?