Hello from beautiful Cannon Beach on the Fourth of July! I hope all of you are having a wonderful holiday. Mine is going great! We have the afternoons free to do whatever we want, so I'm planning on taking a blanket and book to the beach and staying there til dinner. Sounds wonderful, doesn't it?
Chris commented on Lydia's blog that our family goes to Cannon Beach, like, every year, and he's right. There's a Christian conference center here that our extended family has been going to every summer for years and years, and we've joined them for the past 3 years. They feed you breakfast and dinner, and everyone has morning and evening teaching sessions. The afternoons are free to explore town or go to the beach or sight see...or whatever! The center is a block from the beach, so we go there all the time. Audrey and I have watched the sunset every night, and last night we had a bonfire with some of the other teens here. Even though it's illegal, people were setting off fireworks up and down the beach last night, so I've already had my fireworks show. I get another tonight anyway, though. :-)
One of the things that's been great about this vacation is the time I get to spend with my siblings. Since Caleb, Audrey, and I are the only teenagers in our family (Lydia doesn't really count because she hangs with the younger cousins), we stick together a lot. This is really nice because we've been going so many different directions that we're not always completely up-to-date on each other's lives. Here though, we are able to talk for hours without the normal things that pull us so many directions. Since Caleb got his license (yes, he did), it's been even crazier because I don't have to drive him everywhere he wants to go. I think I'm going to miss those days.
Well, I'd better go. The beach calls me!