We were so excited to get up and head to Ruby Beach this morning. The 2 hour drive up the coast was just beautiful. Everyone absolutely loved playing and exploring at the beach. We all walked barefoot on the sand and enjoyed the low tide and all that we were able to see. We saw lots of starfish and sea anemone. The water was cold at first but eventually became pleasant. The kids loved running in and out of the waves and it wasn't long before everyone was completely soaked from the waist down. At one point Abby actually fell almost all the way in after being knocked over by a wave. It stunned her at first but she was ok. We spent a good couple of hours playing before heading back up the trail to the car. The kids took turns changing into dry clothes before we headed to Sequim to stay with our friends, the Turellas.
It was so good to finally arrive in Sequim and to see our friends. It had been almost 6 years since the last time we were together. The girls loved hanging out with Libby and Claire and the boys loved just relaxing and hanging out with the dog. That night Steve and Kirsti made homemade pizzas and cooked them in their new outdoor pizza oven. They were delicious. After dinner we sat out on the deck and enjoyed the sunset. Our friends have the best view right from their house. It made me happy to be back in Washington.