My oldest daughter and I took a trip to Seaside, Oregon last week and had a wonderful getaway.
We spent time walking on the beach...
Watching the sunset...
We toured Fort Clatsop, a replica of Lewis and Clark's winter headquarters in Astoria,
and the Tillamook Cheese Factory (and sampled cheeses and yummy ice cream).
We visited Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach, explored, shopped, ate, indulged in salt water taffy, relaxed, and laughed.
Sometimes I worry that she feels pushed aside by her younger sister's medical issues and general drama. I don't always get a chance to spend uninterrupted time with her. I am amazed at what an intelligent, kind, responsible and loving young lady that she's grown into.
On Thursday, I'll be taking her back to the university. I will miss her so much, even though she's only a couple of hours away.