For 12 years our family lived in Gig Harbor, WA. That is where my wife and I bought our first home and where both of our girls were born. Six years ago we moved to a beautiful new area just outside of Denver, CO, and while we love it here, our entire family misses the water. While Gig Harbor is beautiful, it doesn’t have the serenity of Seabrook.
Shortly before we moved to Colorado, we took a family vacation to Seabrook, and it has always been a place that we felt we could leave life’s cares behind and simply reconnect as a family.
So in March, during the girls’ Spring Break and just days before my wife’s 40th birthday, we made a return to Seabrook. We are fortunate to be able to take some great family vacations, and this particular one was a favorite for all four of us. Even the drive from SeaTac to Seabrook is somewhat magical, heading through the tunnel of trees and then simply “appearing” at the beach. As we drove up to our home for the week, “The Love Shack,” we immediately felt the calm of the moist air we had been missing and the waves crashing down below.
One of my favorite parts of staying at Seabrook is that it quickly becomes “our house” and “our pool” and “our trails.” I loved watching our girls explore the house and pick out their rooms, both loving how cozy and neat they were and loving having their own bathrooms (a real luxury!).
For an entire week our family just enjoyed time together. Playing games at night, enjoying community Bingo in the Town Hall, walking along the beach collecting sand dollars, hiking the trails and building and discovering ferry houses, souvenir shopping in the new town center, enjoying pizza and pastries at all the restaurants, and on and on.
We had opportunities to make the short trip to the Olympic Rain Forest as well, seeing tide pools and amazing views along the way.
Seabrook is just a special place for us. Technology takes a break and the family gets to recharge together, and the memories are vibrant in our minds.
A Place For Family To Reconnect
Where we stayed: Love Shack