Things you really must own if you live in Washington:
* an umbrella which you will buy and then never use once you realize no one else uses theirs.
* a water proof rain jacket, which you actually will use a lot
* galoshes, or lots and lots of waterproofing spray for you pretty suede shoes
* a canoe
If we were staying...I would totally be scouring Craigslist everyday looking for a canoe! We went out with our friends the Huiletts Friday and I loved it. The weather was messing with our minds. We went from going to not going to going again but it was all worth the mental anxiety. We went to Solo Point (our local beach) instead of the pretty mountain lake that we had originally planned on but it really couldn't have been any more perfect I think. It was so cool to be out on the water. Right on the water like there was hardly a boundary between you. Paddling at your own speed. Watching birds, jelly fish and your daughter run her hand over the water's surface. What an afternoon. I guess I really am a romantic. I want to go again and again...until I capsize maybe and don't like it anymore. Thank you Washington for yet another perfect day. (minus the on again off again weather...next time lets just be sunny)