Ferndale has turned into one of our favorite places in the world.
It's a dinky, little town along the coast in Northern California and (lucky for us) Josh always has some ongoing work projects on the way to Ferndale, in Ferndale, and in a few towns that neighbor Ferndale as well.
So on Wednesday, we dropped the kids off at school (my mom stayed at our house while we were gone), and made the 4 1/2 hour drive along the coast to Ferndale.
I brought my computer (so I could work) and my camera (so I could shoot), but wasn't' sure how much shooting I'd actually do since:
1. I haven't been shooting much lately.
2. I tend to enjoy shooting a lot more when we're on trips with the kids rather than trips by ourselves.
Turns out, I did quite a bit of shooting (with the Interval Timer on my camera) though...
At a rest-stop.
While I waited for Josh to finish up some work at a water reservoir in Hiouchi.
When we stopped at one of the parks in the Redwoods.
In the car.
At lunch in Eureka.
At the mini-market. (Angry Orchard for me, and some sort of IPA for him.)
While we got unpacked at the Ivanhoe in Ferndale.
While we made our way down to the beach.
While we played frisbee.
While we relaxed.
And laughed at the kid who kept falling off his boogie board.
While I won the contest of who could keep their feet in the (freezing) water the longest.
While we smoothed some more.
While we read.
Of the sun setting in front of us.
And the moon rising behind us.
And the beach we had almost all to ourselves. (That's Josh reading in the lower right corner.)
And some of us playing shuffle board before calling it a night.
And each one of them feels like a treasure.