We had the opportunity to spend part of last week at a house on the ocean near Tillamook, Oregon with some really fantastic friends. Spending the day playing at the beach--flying kites, building castles, and wading--is my kind of vacation. There was no TV at the beach house and I was so happy to notice that I really didn't miss it. Of course, there was wi-fi, so we weren't totally unplugged, but I definitely found myself checking my phone a lot less than usual and that was really nice. Instead, we read; the kids, too. And we talked. A lot.
Here's the best part: we left thinking "I'm so glad we got to know our friends better", not thinking "I'm so glad to be leaving, that was one day too many". Also, we left and went straight to the Tillamook Creamery. If you're not from around here, the Tillamook Creamery makes some of the best dairy products, hands-down, and at the creamery they have a cheese factory tour (cheese samples! cheese curds!) and sell ice cream (every delicious flavor in one place!). It's absolutely worth a stop.
The ten on ten photo challenge is hosted by Rebecca at a bit of sunshine and its goal is to step back from your (busy) day and see some of the simpler moments that help you remember what's important.
What are some of your favorite moments of the summer so far?
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