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Memorial Day Musing

We decided to take advantage of the holiday weekend and head to the beach at the Washington Coast. Our friend Emily has a small beach cottage, circa late 1970, and we took her up on the offer to stay there. To make things fun, we decided to dress to match the vacation house. We donned whatever 70s clothing we could find and headed off down the road together (5 friends and 2 dogs) in a van, a 1970s ride of choice!

When we arrived at the beach cottage, dizzy from hours of listening to ABBA and the Jackson 5, our eyes beheld its gorgeous plaid mustard armchairs, orange TV trays, and wood paneled walls, among other delicious decor. We posed for photos, and Andy and Malia tied for the 'most authentic' costume award. Instagram, eat your heart out...

Memorial Day weekend in Washington is not your typical patriotic flag-waving and backyard BBQ affair. But we bundled up and tried our best, while listening to a few classics like 'Born in the USA' and 'Proud to Be an American'.

Alas, no coastal holiday weekend would be complete without a cold, gray day of hiking.

This is Cape Disappointment. Humorously, the beach next door is called 'Waikiki Beach'.

Should you visit, be careful not to ponder what it would be like to sit on the real Waikiki Beach, as this is when true feelings of disappointment arise.

However, the sun came out for our last day, just in time for a bundled-up nap on the beach, and a race through the sand with my dog Sophie.

A Happy Memorial Day, Indeed.