Archive for May 15th, 2014


The other day at work, a friend asked about my plans this summer. I paused, because, at this moment I have no plans.

My kids, they have plans.

One is spending her summer working at a camp for families dealing with cancer.

One is spending about half the summer on work crew at a camp, doing everything from scrubbing toilets to working on a camp radio station.

One is working part of the time and volunteering at a camp as a helper to kids attending who might have special needs.

Hubby and I felt that with the kids away throughout the summer … well … it means we get to experience vacationing at home … no taxiing kids, no groups over, no video games blaring … you get the point.

Also this week a student asked me,

“If you could vacation anywhere, where would you go?”

There was not a pause in my thoughts, as I replied,

“Cannon Beach, Oregon.”

Our family, or parts of it, have spent a week at Cannon Beach, Oregon, for the past five or six summers. Each time we enjoyed a week at Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center. The families who we have met there have become dear friends, who we get to re-unite with the same week each summer. Our kids communicate with their friends from there, as well. The conference center has thought of every detail offering two amazing meals each day, youth group like activities every morning and evening for kids up to college, world renowned speakers, and a 2-5 minute commute to the beach … just a 20-30 minute walk to Haystack Rock.

Although we have yet to make plans, the presence of the morning sun, the warming temperatures and the end of the school year keep whispering into my ears,

you want to go to Cannon Beach,

and the whisper doesn’t have to be that loud!

So, how about you?

What are your plans this summer?

If you could vacation anywhere … ?


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