A brilliant idea goes awry

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I don’t know if I should even call this a brilliant idea. I saw a picture on a faraway friend’s facebook of her kid at the beach in California.  And then I thought, “hmmm….that looks like fun, where is there a beach around Seattle?” There are many beaches.  If you live in Seattle you can probably name five at the top of your head.  But those weren’t good enough for me on Friday.  I needed to go to a beach on Bainbridge Island, and it’s the type of beach you need to take the ferry from where we live.  And, my lovely partner in crime for the day did not remember the time I made her go fishing in pouring rain or the Caspar Babypants concert I found in some remote location that took us hours to get to.  (She is definitely the loveliest.) And off we went.

I guess I did get a picture of my kid on a beach.

I also got one of the rest of our group running away from the freezing cold, slippery, rocky, dangerous bad idea.

This was not tranquility.  And, even the backup plan was doomed.  My brilliant idea of going to the beach turned out to be an epic adventure fail when we saw this sad sign.  “PLAYGROUND CLOSURE”.

On days like this, I have to remember it’s the journey that counts.  And thank goodness for good company.

(Thank you A and family, you are good sports.)

(PS if you are looking for beaches closer to Seattle, you could try Alki Beach or Carkeek Beach.  Neither beach needs a ferry and both have good coffee shops nearby…..)

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