This will be Baby R's first trip, and it will be our 10th trip. You'd think it would get old, since we do the SAME thing every year, down to what we eat for dinner the first night, but it doesn't.
I'm still as excited as the first time, when it was just my sisters and I and my two kids, crammed into our car, waving goodbye and hitting the open road. Maybe more so, since I know how good the fish and chips at Norma's are, and how wonderful the sand feels under my bare feet, and how much fun we have late at night, after we put the little ones to bed and the older folks visit and laugh until we can't move.
I've looked at the forecast, and it's full of rain showers, but that is how it always is. And we like it that way! You can't say you are a true PNW beach lover if you can't love it in the rain.
We make look like this while we're enjoying it, but as you can tell by the grins on our faces, we are loving it!