Friday, February 22, 2013

Beach # 13

Around this time of the year practically every cell in our family's collective beings are screaming for a BREAK.  Family Day was a nice addition to the Christmas-Spring Break sprint but it was insufficient to stem the desire to GET OUTTA HERE.....preferably to the sun.

I am not going to lie......I wish we were heading to Disney (and our affable OC friends of course) .....it's my Disneyosis kicking in. (funny how I wrote that post on Feb 25 2011 and here it is Feb 22!)

BUT of course we are madly saving for a BIG overseas trip at the end of the year and while we have paid for tickets already we need a fair chunk of change for a month of vacation (while Allan is on unpaid leave) as well as covering expenses at home and kenneling the hound etc...) so we are all resolved to sucking it up and enjoying a quiet year with maybe a few trips to the Cabin or just enjoying a couple of staycations.

YEAH RIGHT.

I just couldn't do it.

I booked a 3 night 4 day mini vacation during Spring Break.

I didn't even consult....I just did it.....and by the whooping and hollering everyone was PRETTY happy about it.  

Even Spanner.

Who is also coming.

Which just goes to show how far I have come as a dog owner that I would want to take the silly monkey puppy with us especially as it requires a lot more work to find perfect accommodation with him along.

What made it even sweeter was that as I was torturing myself looking at the TripAdvisor list of the Top 25 Beaches in the World (SIGH - take it from me, it won't make you feel better on these cold grey rainy days in PNW unless you have an unlimited Beach travel fund and many vacation days)  I found our destination is Beach #13 on the list of Best World Beaches!!!  Well I never! 

We are headed to Chesterman Beach in Tofino.......Photos of Chesterman Beach, Tofino
This photo of Chesterman Beach is courtesy of TripAdvisor

......At the end of March and we can't wait.  The surfers may surf, the dog will run, the sun may shine which would be a bonus, the fog may hang low and the rain may fall but I love the beach in the rain (I know I am a walking contradiction....).....and there is always the hot tub to warm up in.....

Roll on March Break.....roll on.....

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