A Special Edition: Respite on a Rainy Day

A few years ago I wrote a post about keeping your sense of humor and taking respite care of yourself called “The Deodorant Date“. At the time I wrote the post, we cared for one member of my family.  It has grown to three and we are happy to help. However, it can be emotionally and physically exhausting.

My better half and I practiced some healthy selfishness this past weekend. We disappeared for half a day and went to the beach to watch a storm along Washington State’s coastline.

Rain lashed our windshield. Wind bent the trees. Double rainbows formed during sun breaks. A king tide forced salt water waves up the grass covered dunes. Salt water and seaweed permeated the air.

Pure heaven.

Then a mini tsunami hit our coast. This footage was taken at Joe Creek near Pacific Beach, Washington, just north of our location.

Video credit: Irene Sumi

For those of you who know my penchant for funny names, we visited the towns of Hoquiam, Moclips, Copalis Beach, and a side trip to Cosmopolis.

Who wouldn’t want to go to Moclips, just to say they’d been there? It’s not as exciting as Forks, but it is on the same highway. And no trip to Hoquiam is complete without a stop at the Humdinger for the hand-made milkshake of your choosing—no powder mix, real ice cream. Mmmmm.

Then we experienced this sunset which reminded me of something I mentioned to a fellow blogger once.

Sunset at Copalis Beach, Washington State.

Sunset at Copalis Beach, Washington State.

Next time we’re going to Sequim—not for the famous lavender—so I can take a picture of the Kitchen-Dick Road sign. Who wouldn’t want to meet at Kitchen-Dick? Even for a deodorant date?

I hope you enjoy the sunset, enjoy your weekend, and enjoy a moment or two of respite.



About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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4 Responses to A Special Edition: Respite on a Rainy Day

  1. kerbey says:

    I hear Sequim also has Jimmycomelately Road. My husband has been working the night shifts for over a month now, so Jimmiecomeshomelately all the time. I feel I should write a Requiem for Hoquiam.


  2. aplscruf says:

    Ahh, Humdinger Milkshakes…ahhh. Yes, we all need a little break from the rainy days of our lives. And personally, I enjoy crossing Lower Crab Creek, somewhere in Eastern Washington.


    • Lower Crab Creek. I must visit it one of these days! 🙂

      Somewhere near Moses Lake is a small stream somewhere near Potholes State Park called Skunk Creek. Fortunately it does not smell like it’s name sake, but there must have been a time . . .

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