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.
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.
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.