Des Moines Beach

Not all family day adventures will take place on a mountain. Today we decided to stay close and drove South till we found something that looked fun.

(Darrick and I used to do this when we were first married. We called them “adventure dates.” Hop in the car and pick a direction. Choose a random exit off the freeway, or jump onto an upcoming ferry. Without worry of time or distance, see where the day takes you. There are many hidden treasures waiting to be discovered!)

Today we made it to Des Moines, and Darrick remembered playing at the beach as a kid. Perfect! First we stopped for breakfast at a cute café and then headed to the water.

I love watching her learn how to talk to people and make new friends. I love her mini sense of adventure and exploration.

And my favorite thing about these photos is this little shock of pink against the cool blue water. My firework. 🙂

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