We've been meeting my brother Steve and his family at this beach house since 2001... this year was our tenth year in Manzanita with them. And every year, we've taken a picture of the cousins at this beach marker - beach access #12. They begrudgingly came down to the beach so I could take the picture... I heard "But we already got some good cousin pictures this week..." on the walk down. But I was not swayed. I LOVE tradition - and I know I would really regret it if we let it slide one year.
Traditions are fun. And taking the cousin picture at post #12 is fun.
Day fourteen - I got up early (after driving 8 hours the day before back to Spokane from the beach) and met my girlfriend Paige for a road trip to Whitefish, Montana to attend our dear friend Rob's wedding. Paige, Rob and I were all interns together at the church last year. The road trip was a blast, the wedding was AMAZING, and the conversation with Paige was awesome. It was a fun day. Chalk up another 8 hours in the car... but it was worth it. Yay for Rob and Shelby and beautiful weddings!
Day fifteen - Asia and I drove to Coeur D'Alene for a late afternoon walk along the boardwalk and through the park and dinner at our favorite restaurant, Bardenay. It was a HOT day... which Asia loves... and I tolerate. But the nice quiet time together was great. I sure love him. Spending time with my favorite person in the world is always fun.