This last weekend we had a heat advisory as the temps were going to be in the 90’s for an extended period of time. Yes, I can hear all of you that don’t live in the PNW laughing your butts off. It’s hot for here and being 6 months pregnant it was uncomfortable, especially when you don’t have an A/C to escape too. So The Man and I decided to escape to one of our favorite places, the beach at Fort Worden in Port Townsend. It’s about an hour away and is usually 8-10 degrees cooler. So I packed a lunch for us, Munchkin’s sand toys and we headed out after church.
It wasn’t super hot when we left but that can be deceiving (it actually didn’t end up getting as hot as they expected but it was ok, we had a great time!) It was cooler when we got there…in fact, The Man pulled on a jacket while we ate lunch! As we took Munchkin out of the car, she got super excited. She could see the sail of boat over the dunes plus there were container ships out in the Sound and the ferries were doing their daily crossings. She kept saying “boat! boat!” and blowing them all kisses. Then a plan flew over head and she was super excited to see an “airpane” and blew it kisses too. Planes kept going overhead and she loved it. She gobbled up her lunch and we headed to the beach.
It was windy like normal on the beach but it was still comfortable. We had brought an umbrella for some shade and The Man set that up while Porah gazed at the boats up close. Then she saw another favorite item…rocks! Oh, this little girl was in HEAVEN. As soon as she had one in each hand she made the trek to the water to throw them in. She loves throwing rocks in the water. It was a little trickier here as she didn’t like the waves so she would stand further back. Some of them made them into the water and some didn’t.
We stayed for a few hours, finding rocks and throwing them, playing in the sand and walking along the beach. It was very comfortable. On our way out we stopped at the Coast Auxiliary Museum since we hadn’t done it before. Normally we stop and get ice cream in town but I was tired and I wanted Munchkin to fall asleep so we skipped it this time. I think this means we need to go back soon so we can have some (not that I need it or should have it on the GD diet!) All in all, it was a perfect way to spend a Sunday. I love that we do it a couple times a year. I hope the kiddos enjoy it and look forward to it and will remember it as family fun.