Dang, Michael and I have been together for 15 years, married for 9! Looking back at old photos, gosh we were such babies! LOL
We got a dog together. We said goodbye to two kitties together. We got a new cat. We got married. We sold a house, bought a house. Had two kids. Survived a pandemic. We’ve traveled a ton together. We’ve seen some great bands. We biked some big events. We’ve gotten each other through various injuries and illnesses. Lots of ups and downs but a ton of fabulous memories.
For our anniversary this year my parents babysat the kids for a few days and we stayed at the McMenamin’s in Gearhart. We’ve never been to this one before. I’ve never actually been to Gearhart! It’s a quiet beach town, not much to do or see. It’s about 10 minutes north of Seaside and it’s about 20 minutes south of Astoria, so a nice location!
The nice thing about this McMenamin’s hotel is that every room had a bathroom! (Instead of European style like Edgefield.) The location was nice, about a 5 minute walk from the beach. There was a golf course and a little putting course.
We got there Saturday afternoon and went to the beach for a bit then had dinner and dessert.
We also finally got to watch Top Gun Maverick. With the kids and our busy schedule, we rarely get to watch a movie from start to finish so it was nice to relax and watch the movie! It was fantastic! So good!
Sunday we slept in a little and got breakfast in Astoria. Then we went to Fort Stevens and walked around. Fort Stevens is a historical site. It’s also a great place for camping! We used to go as kids. There’s a ton of bike trails. I remember it being so fun as a kid.
Also, there’s a shipwreck!
We got some good relaxing time in on Sunday, played a little putt putt golf, watched a movie, had happy hour, then went to Seaside for a bit. It was such a nice, relaxing time. Monday we got up to gray and drizzle. We drove home and back to reality. 🙂