I love pulling disappearing acts sometimes and this weekend was no exception. Anyone want to take a wild guess as where we went? :) Here's a hint:
Oh yeah, baby! We went to the coast.
Dakota went to work and class Friday morning but then she needed to stop by the house for something on her way to go study the day away. The sun was shinning and it was a beautiful morning! I was folding laundry and Kaylen was watching "Barney's Halloween" when Dakota walked in the door and said "It's such a beautiful day! Want to go to the beach for the weekend?" Ummm...do you seriously need to ask? :) I did have a Moms Night Out bowling event Friday night but let's see...the beach for the weekend or bowling or a couple hours? Not much of a choice, was it?
Dakota got on the phone and started calling around and we found a place to stay with a beach view (we had stayed there in March). While Dakota lined up her mom and sister for pet care, I started packing. Then I left to pick Kelton up from school while Dakota and Kaylen worked on packing. We were out the door in 90 minutes.
What a great weekend! Sand, surf, carousel rides, bumper car rides (for Dakota and Kelton. None for me, thanks!), window shopping, arcade games, etc. We all had a great time!!
(note: click on the above photo and check out the look on Kaylen's face. It's just too darn funny!)
All in all it was a great weekend - even when taking into account that the back tire developed a leak thanks to a sharp object of some sort which necessitated putting on the spare (the leak was not repairable and since it was Sunday, Costco was the only place open on the coast that had tires and they didn't carry the right size). I had to drive home at 50mph which was both frustrating and stressful. The delay in starting out, the slow travel speed, the pulling over so cars could pass, etc. really added time to our travel which meant we weren't home in the early afternoon so Dakota could get in her lost study time (from Friday). It also meant a late evening trip to buy a new tire since time is a precious commodity around here (it was Dakota's car which she drives to work and school which means no time during business hours to deal with tire trouble). But still - a trip to the beach is worth it's weight in gold. We all are wishing we were still on the coast. Life is just better at the beach! :)