Two years ago, my parent’s decided to start a tradition where we all gather as a family for a little vacation. Just our immediate family, spouses or significant others, and kids would get together for a couple days and play. Two years ago, we went to Seaside, Oregon and rented a beach house. We stayed for three days and played at the beach, explored the town, and enjoyed a few meals together. It was a lot of fun.
Here is our rental house this year, my parents, Jonathan and Jessica stayed in the motor home.
Last year, we were unable to go on a vacation due to busy schedules and stuff. This year, we tried again. This time we went to Ocean Shores and the whole family came out; we even invited Grandma to spend some time with us. I brought along Kevin so he could experience the Peterson’s in their natural habitat.
We had a lot of fun. Andrada and Drew played together the entire time. Chris hung out with the adults and Sydnie did her own thing. Chris and Jonathan got out their kites for some fun kite flying action.
Kevin and I went for several long walks on the beach, to maintain our exercise routine and try to work off all the yummy food. The kids gathered shells and hermit crabs. We found a bunch of starfish and jelly fish when the tide went out. Christi even found a large living crab.
At night, we played some board games, roasted smores outside, and had plenty of laughs. My mom drank her wine, Arbor Mist, and helped keep things interesting. Grandma read almost the whole time, but I think she enjoyed time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
We are already trying to plan for a trip for next year, Orcas Island, Seaside, Victoria, BC? We aren’t quite sure, but it is something we definitely want to do again.