Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Scenes From A Weekend // Beach Day

We woke up Saturday and planned on snow. 

Driving up the mountain and sledding is what we planned on. It was going to be perfect. Especially considering Arlo has never seen snow & has been insistent on it for weeks now. Except we are God awful planners & found out the hard way that having zero snow gear for five people in February is  pretty much the pits. And that trying to score last minute suits & accessories this time of year, is even worse. We ventured into the dark corners of Wallmart as a last ditch effort and came out empty handed still. Eventually we thought, ok, maybe we'll just wing it. Drive up in long johns, uggs and flannels and run around the snow long enough to snap some photos and say " hey, we made it." But then there was the issue of road conditions, making chains necessary to get up on those newly wet roads, which is when we officially threw in the towel and headed to familiar grounds. The beach. Weather was brisk and the sun was dim but the boys had a blast riding scooters around the boardwalk. We ate tasteless cheeseburgers at the diner on Main, window shopped skateboards and walked the pier. We met our friends on the sand with coffee while the sun sank behind the ocean. It wasn't the snow. And it wasn't extraordinary. But it was a nice Saturday as a family nonetheless. 

If we can thrift some snow gear this week, that trip will be next. 
 Conquering my fear of the long and windy mountain drive, is a whole other story . . .

* Beautiful Week five of You Are My Wild Here 


  1. Snow! Snow! Snow! I want to see some too, but I can't fathom first getting off Island and then trekking up the mountain. I hope Arlo gets his snow soon. These pics are super lovely though. Always enjoy catching a glimpse of your personal stylings.

  2. Looks like you had a fun day at the beach. (We might be at the beach this weekend for Ollie's 2nd birthday). Hope you find some snow gear at the thrift & Arlo can finally see snow :)

  3. I live in the all the time freezing cold, and I can barely gear everyone. Thanks for sharing the attempt. I can't figure out where you are though? Beach/Mountain option in the same day sounds wonderful however!

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  5. we learned this the hard way, last year- when jacob joined a "venture crew" group. we were totally unprepared. ryan joined with him- so they have both stocked up (LOTS of $$$ later...). last weekend, they went on a trip to the snow, and he didn't realize (until i asked him- a few days before) that they would need chains... so now, at least 1/2 of our family is prepared to go to the snow ;)...

  6. We too are fortunate to live within driving distance of both beaches and mountain snow - only across the other side of the globe from you :) .. I love that you turned what could have been a disappointing day for Arlo into another family adventure! Hoping Arlo gets his snow trip soon

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