A couple of weeks ago, Ricky and I realized we needed to get out of town for a couple of days. We were a point where we couldn't relax at home anymore - there's too much to do and anytime we sat down to rest we were thinking "Oh boy, I should be doing _____________." So we decided to head out of town.
We both love the beach and find it to be one of the most peaceful, relaxing places on earth. We also enjoy camping. An added bonus of camping is that it's not nearly as expensive as hotels at the beach during the summer. So, we packed up our stuff and headed to Cape Lookout State Park in Tillamook, Oregon.
It was a wonderful, relaxing time. Sleeping outside with the sound of the ocean from just over the berm was delightful. Cooking over the fire always tastes better than cooking on a stove. And of course, there was the general fact that we had no place we had to go, no schedule to keep, nothing we had to do besides sit around the fire and relax.
Unfortunately, our vacation was short lived. We only got to be away for two nights. However, it was exactly what we needed to refresh and re-energize. We're back home now, much more able to cope with the things that daily life throws at us. We're also planning another beach escape for later in the summer!