I'm a firm believer in that everyone needs to have a happy place. I'm not talking about the cliche state of mind where you imagine yourself going when life gets tough. I'm talking about an actual physical location where you can go to escape stress, relax, rejuvenate, and feel completely present and at ease. Brandon and I had a conversation the other day about our "happy place" in each of the states we've lived in. In New Mexico, Brandon's was a haystack. He liked to sit on top of that haystack to watch sunsets as he was growing up on his parents' ranch. In Alaska, mine was the boat docks on the Homer spit. It had a fantastic view of Kachemak Bay and the mountains/glaciers jutting out of it. This past weekend, we got to take a trip to my Oregon happy place: Seaside.
Seaside is hands-down my favorite spot on the Oregon coast. It's small enough to be walkable yet has everything you could ever want from a beach town - a beachfront promenade, arcade, salt water taffy shop (where you always get free samples), aquarium, beach shops, brewery, hiking, kayaking, etc. etc. etc. Seaside also holds a special place in my heart because I have so many wonderful memories of coming here with my family as a kid. It was awesome to see Avery enjoying the things that I used to love (and still do) in Seaside, and we truly had the best family day that we've had in a long time.
What's your happy place? I'd love to hear in the comments!
I’m Betty and I live in the beautiful pacific northwest. I'm a mommy. Vegetarian. Wife to a meatatarian. Pediatric physical therapist. Outdoor enthusiast. Enjoyer of fitness/healthy living. Even bigger enjoyer wine and chocolate lava cake. And hoping to find some balance between it all.