Knowing June was going to be a crazy busy month, we went to the Coast in May… a last hurrah of sorts before schedules of working nights and weekends kept us apart.
The first time we took a trip together was only a couple months after we started dating. We went to Seaside, Oregon after being given a generous two night stay on a borrowed timeshare. It was the weekend of the New Year and although I didn’t quite know what to expect, I knew it was the start of something thrilling and incredible.
A year and a half later, we took the exact same trip, having been gifted the same two-night stay as before. And while this time I did know what to expect, I was surprised to find that it was so different from before. The first trip was fun and novel in so many ways… We were just getting to know each other. He made my heart skip a beat every time he looked at me, but there were also moments of awkwardness, of asking myself what I was doing with this handsome stranger, moments where I was sure my vulnerability was transparent. Plus I had to wear makeup ALL WEEKEND.
This trip, the only similarity was that he still has that power to make my heart skip around inside my chest. Otherwise, everything was different. This trip made me realize that I was getting to hang out with my best friend for TWO WHOLE DAYS, a feat that is practically unheard of in our house. We laughed, we were goofy, I played video games without feeling that I was going to embarrass myself or him. (Seriously… that was MAJOR.) We talked, ate, walked, souvenir-shopped, instagrammed and drove our way through two days of bliss.
I don’t know if this trip to the beach is going to become an annual tradition, or if picking a new destination each time will be the goal… all I know is that I can’t wait for the next one as long as he is by my side. xoxo
Cannon Beach, OR // Contax 645, Fuji 400H