You know when people just get each other? They finish each others sentences– share the same fork– speak paragraphs with a single glance? Kayla and Ben are those people. High school sweet hearts. Longtime friends. When Ben moved to Panama for two years to be a missionary, he wrote Kayla every week. And she kept writing back.
It’s that kind of steadfast love. The kind those couples walking slowly on the beach encompass– the ones with too many wrinkles to count on the palms of their hands. The kind of love that you know will last.
Nowadays that kind of relationship seems rare. A twinkling agate among a sea of stones.39 Comments »
With temperatures inching into the 90′s these past couple days here in Edmonds, it’s official. The summer I thought might never come, has arrived. This means a trip to Costco to stock up on otter pops is in order along with many more days at the beach.
While we’re on the topic, here are some of my favorite beaches in the area (did you know beaches are on YELP? I had no idea. I guess anything can be yelped):
So much sand, you can actually have a bonfire here, and not nearly as crowded as Golden Gardens.
Meadowdale Beach Park
To get to the beach you must take a 20 minute “hike” down a windy trail of northwest giantess trees. It’s freakishly cool in the forest, and once you hit the beach it’s insta-hot!
I’m also a bit of an ice cream junkie. So much that last year I wrote a story about ice cream truck drivers for The Seattle Weekly.
For my ice cream fix:
Yes, I make the drive, and yes I wait in a half hour line for a scoop of lavender honey ice cream. It’s that good.
Peaks Frozen Custard
Okay. So custard isn’t really ice cream right? I kind of lump it in the same category. Needless to say, it’s BETTER than anything I’ve ever had. But, I was sick about a half hour later. All that egg yoke that makes it so thick and gooey really does a number on your insides. Plus side: because it’s so rich, I ate half of what I would at Molly Moons.
If I’m feeling healthy I make my favorite smoothie recipe:
Trader Joe’s frozen mango chunks (about a half cup)
half cup of ice
half a frozen banana
1/3 cup water or apple juice
wedge of lime juice