|An artsy shot of me taking a cold walk on Pacific Beach. There was lots of flotsam and jetsam.|
Pacific Beach, Washington: Don and I got out of town and into a traffic mess Friday after school to begin Spring Break at the Washington Coast. The weather is exactly what one would expect for this time of year---windy, cold, rainy, with a few sunbreaks.
New camera being put to good work. Don played with his new camera and got some very good shots on our beach walk.
|A seagull posing in the surf|
|We both had our hoods up to cut the wind. This is one of my first attempts on the new camera.|
Quinault Lake: The wettest place in the continental United States with over 150 inches per year as an average. It is in the middle of a rare temperate rain forest. With moss and dripping trees everywhere we understood we were in a very wet place.
|Inside Quinault Lake Lodge built in 1926.|
|Quinault Lake Lodge|
|Looks like a regular big tree until...|
|...you stand at its base.|
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Don and I finished listening to this audiobook on our trip to the ocean on Friday. We discussed many aspects of Cheryl's trip along the Pacific Coast Trail during our breakfast the next day.
- Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. I've read another 50 pages toward my read-along challenge.
- Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple. I've decided to finish it but it's not a favorite choice.
- Your Food is Fooling You by David Kessler, MD.
Spring Break Reading Goal: I want to finish the last two books on the above list and to start The Shadow of the Wind while making progress on my next audiobook, A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley. I also hope to spend one whole day doing nothing but reading! Call me a reading addict!