Thanks to the brilliant idea of our friend Jessica, we finally made it to Pacific Beach (an ocean “resort” for military members). I’ve been meaning to go for years, but I guess I needed a kick in the pants to get there. We rented a “cabin” (an old Navy base house) near the ocean for the weekend and spent our time taking walks to and from the beach, bowling at the bowling alley, eating at the cafe, and mostly just hanging out together. Their sweet girls adore Ashton and Cedar, and Matt too (I don’t think I’m quite as fun as the rest of my family!). I’m thankful we finally visited the “real” ocean while in Washington.