A little trip south to Pacific Beach this weekend. My sister's partner's parents have a mini music festival every year to celebrate their anniversary. It helps that they have have a killer house tucked in the trees above Pacific Beach! The property is big enough for plenty of tents, bonfires, and people. The view from their deck was truly breathtaking. Fog comes and goes frequently on the coast and the tree in their woods were always a little hazy. The house was also surrounded in heather and berries, not a bad set-up.
I do love a good beach walk. It was white out there. Between the fog and sun it was like being in a dream. We beach combed (i really love looking for dead sea-life.... we found giant fish heads, pretty exciting), and played in the dunes.
The next morning, Saturday, we headed north to Olympia to celebrate my great grandmothers 100th birthday! She is still sharp and great to chat with. I'm sure she was overwhelmed with so much extended family around for her this week - in a good way ;) My mom suspects that it's being around her family that keeps her here. She lives with my Nana and Papa - next door is my aunt and her two boys, and down the street is more family and little cousins. The Hummel house is a waterhole for the family, there seems to always be someone near by. This family now has five generations at our gatherings, 1 week to 100 years in age.
A big family weekend. I'm grateful Anthony came with me and does well with new people, i think he was more social than i was even! He has more patience i suppose.