Last weekend, two of my brothers and I decided to go on an overnight roadtrip to the coast because why not? So we packed up at around 5ish in the morning and set out on our adventure. If we had gone without any stops (And without encountering roadwork), it would have been a 4 hour drive, but it turned out to be a bit longer. We took a few stops along the way (One for coffee. Yum 😀 ), including one at a museum that had half of it just for stuff about Bigfoot. It was pretty interesting ^^ There was a little hummingbird who got stuck inside, though, and he couldn’t find the door. The lady running the place said she would help him out when he got tired and finally landed (Apparently, you can pick up hummingbirds, since they can’t reach you with their beak O.o It would probably terrify the little guy, though 😮 ). There was also at least four places that were doing roadwork along the way, so we got to stop and look at the pretty scenery (And the massive construction machines. I love those things XD ).
It was a super fun drive, and we got to see a bunch of really neat stuff along the way, and the town we were staying in was quite interesting, too. On our way to the beach, we were driving on this gravelly bit, but then we sort of ran out of the hard ground and our car sank into sand. I was pretty concerned and had no idea how to get out (Okay, okay, I was more than just “pretty concerned”. I suppose sort of freaking out describes it better). We all got out and prayed for help and then just set to work digging. After a little while, a family came by and some of them started to help us dig and try to put things under the tires for traction, while the rest of them left to go find somebody with a tow strap. They didn’t have much luck finding someone, and we couldn’t get the car out, either, but then some random guy drove up and was like “Hey, are you stuck?”, and it turned out that he had a tow strap and was able to pull us out super easily. It was great.
Once we finally got to the beach, I discovered that the Pacific is MUCH colder than the Atlantic, and I also got buried in sand, which is surprisingly comfortable =P We also were swimming only like ten yards or so from a little speckly seal, and he was super adorable. He would get picked up by the waves and tossed around, then he’d just sit there and watch us. He was so cute. We also saw a few dolphins, which was awesome 😀
We slept in the car (Because we’re all broke college students =P ), which turned out to be a lot more comfortable than I expected, and when we got up in the morning, we discovered that our battery was dead. We got to experience another case of praying for peace and help and getting both of them quite quickly. It was fantastic.
We went to this amazing Starbucks to write (And charge our phones =P ), and it was all overcast outside, making it even better. It was the coolest Starbucks I had ever been in, with this awesome fireplace in the middle and super comfy chairs around the edges.
After that, before we headed home, we stopped in at the town’s zoo, where they had otters and red pandas and all that cute stuff. It wasn’t a huge zoo, but it was really fun 🙂 We ate lunch at the coolest grocery store ever and headed back home, taking a different route than we did on the way in. It wasn’t quite as nice of a drive, but it took us through a tiny patch of redwoods, which was amazingly pretty! 😀
So that was my weekend adventure last week! 😀 It was super fun, and I’d love to go on more short roadtrips (And a longer one, too. That’d be fun). It felt wonderful to not be worried about having everything planned out and perfect for once, and it was a great experience in learning to trust God more and be more positive. I loved it a ton 😀
Adventure is out there! 😀
Talk to you soon!