We spent the next week at the cabin on Whidbey Island with my dad. I always take a lot of pictures while we're down there. It's just so pretty!
We had almost an entire week of just relaxing on the beach, by the pool, wherever we wanted.
We ate lots of good food. This is my dad's curried, cheesy cauliflower. Yum!
We had campfires and enjoyed sunsets. The weather was incredible for the middle of June in Washington!
We walked along the beach and went paddle boarding.
We went clam digging and harvested mussels.
We played many games of blongo ball out on the lawn. My brother won most of them.
We went on canoe rides and had friends over for dinner. The last few days my dad and Gretchen kept the kids so that Eric and I could go out with friends and by ourselves.
So after spending the morning harvesting the clams and mussels, we missed out on the seafood feast.
Too soon, of course, it was time to head back. My brother left to go back to Alaska after his short visit with us, and we were off to our next vacation.
And now, we are again preparing for our next trip. In just a few days, we'll be headed to Hawaii. And while it was hard to say goodbye to family tonight, Hawaii might just ease the pain of leaving friends and family here on the mainland. Maybe.