ALWAYS FIND BEAUTY

I could be accused of being overly optimistic, especially when it comes to new experiences. Could things go bad? Sure. Will everything be perfect? Probably not. But most of the time, I look for all the positive. 

When we arrived to our next destination, it was rainy and muddy, the park was small and down a bit of a slope. We’ve been traveling with friends and one of them arrived before we did and promptly notified me how awful this place was, except I didn’t see the message till much later.

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As we arrived, I quickly went to tell her how amazing I thought this place was. So cozy, tucked away under this mountain and beautiful trees. Then I saw the message!  OOPS!!  

We laughed at our difference in views and came to the agreement that while the weather conditions were maybe not the best, it was a nice little spot (probably one of my favorites so far).

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The next day we discovered a secluded little beach access… 

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Absolutely stunning, this was not your swimming beach, no. The waters are cold and rough. This stretch of land where the river meats the ocean, the wind blows hard and the waves are violent. But wow, so amazing to just watch.  

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Oh, and did I mention, sea lions and otters? Yup, they were swimming and playing just at the edge of the waters. 

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One of my favorite things about exploring new places is the kids fascination with the new environments and their desire to explore and try new things. Why play video games when you can build shelters and skip through rocks across the creek?


In the time we were there, the tide came in and the path we came in through was now under water, so we had to pick a spot and just climb up the sand wall. So worth it though!

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The trees over the road were covered in moss, much like an enchanted forest in a movie. Our hikes here were just so beautiful!

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