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One last salty, sunny memory

Sunday, June 27, 2010

We lazily pedaled along the beach, from Balboa Pier to Newport Pier. Warm, salty sun on our skin and the scent of sunscreen in the breeze. Pieces of conversation and laughter as we pass by, mixing with the crashing surf making its way onto the shore.

That is how Whitney and I wrapped up our mini-vacation in OC, and that is what I miss now that we’re back home in the rainy Pacific Northwest. We rented bicycles and as we cruised around, I made notes of all the sights and sounds and smells so that I would remember. Because, let’s be honest, sometimes the memories beat the experience. Usually it’s when you get home that you realize how lucky you were because all the nuisances that come with traveling (or with any given day) fade away in comparison to the good times. But I wanted to enjoy it in the moment. I reminded myself that I should be sitting in my office at my desk at that moment, but I wasn’t. Instead, I was blessed to get to escape for a few days and soak in some sun, new sights, the refreshment that comes from being by the ocean, some sister time, and an incredible day of learning & connecting at the previous day’s workshop. Ahh but the thing with escapes is that they always end too soon and the high of the trip eases and gets replaced by reality. Which isn’t aaaalways so bad. I just hope it will bring about more inspiration and growth and…who knows what else?

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. Thursday, July 8, 2010 1:47 pm

    Cute pictures girl!! Looks like so much fun right about now!

  2. Tanis Patenaude permalink
    Thursday, July 1, 2010 11:09 am

    Oh I LOVE your Newport photos! Brings me back to when Jesse and I were just there! .. lovely!

  3. Wednesday, June 30, 2010 12:09 pm

    What a fun little break! I am so glad you could go! That is just too great for words : )

  4. Tuesday, June 29, 2010 10:22 am

    I can almost feel that sun! What fun pics of you and your sis. You ladies are beauuuuuutiful !!

  5. kelsey loewen permalink
    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 7:11 am

    looks like a whole lot of fun! I’d do almost anything to be biking on a beach with no mosquitoes!

  6. Sunday, June 27, 2010 9:36 pm

    FUN! I am Jealous. Maybe some day we will meet again soon and ride bikes :) Great captures

  7. Sunday, June 27, 2010 9:02 pm

    You’re so pretty, and I love your dress!
    Lovely pictures. :)

  8. Risa permalink
    Sunday, June 27, 2010 8:28 pm

    I love the bikes! But…speaking of ending too soon, I want more pics!!!

  9. Whitney permalink
    Sunday, June 27, 2010 8:27 pm

    Oh, how I miss this! The bikes, the beach, the sun! Thanks for taking me back there in memory:)

  10. Sunday, June 27, 2010 8:16 pm

    Love that you were able to rent bikes! Great story and great pictures to go along with it!

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