Nehalem Bay was the place we chose
to breathe and get our bearings at the onset of this trip.
It has been our go-to spot to camp since Olivia's first camping trip at 1.
and a quiet state park.
Days settled into a pleasing rhythm of
seaside walks through the morning -
and rainy afternoons in the library quiet -
researching mushrooms, jellies, and trees.
Realities of rv life became more apparent -
sewer duties, close quarters, wet clothes.
And though this trip is a break from the ordinary,
the everyday tasks still persist -
and all that is parenting a family of four.
But we are laughing often
at ourselves and with each other,
and finding beauty and grace
in the everyday place.