Last month, my husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. Each year instead of getting each other gifts, we try to go somewhere for a mini vacation. This year we decided to go to Port Angeles and Sequim (with Silas). We found a tiny little cabin right on the water and stayed there for a few nights, making our way around the area to see as much as we could. I didn’t photograph everything since that wasn’t what this trip was about, but I couldn’t pass up some of the gorgeous views without taking out my camera. While the occasion for the whole trip was our anniversary, I think Silas had the best time out of all of us. I just love watching his curious little mind at work and I’m glad that he was with us. Ah, parenthood.
After our drive out to Port Angeles, we stopped for a late lunch and then spent our afternoon at the pier. Silas loved the water. He is a Southern Californian at heart and only got upset when it was time to leave.
The next day, the day of our anniversary, we headed out to the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. While we only got to see one deer and some seagulls, we ended up having a really fun time exploring. We found a real (but weird) message in a bottle and some neat driftwood and rocks.
For dessert that night, we set up a fire and made s’mores. I’m pretty sure this was Silas’ first time helping roast the marshmallows. After we spent most of the dry night out on the beach in front of the fire, we went back inside, turned off our phones and cameras and dug through the massive VHS collection waiting for us in the cabin. There’s something about watching a bunch of movies from the 90s on VHS with an unobstructed view of the ocean that makes you take a step back and relax. It was just the break we all needed.
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