It's just me and Peach now. Jerome left a few days ago.
I'm doing okay...it's his job, he has to go. He is in less danger than he could be in. I can't do anything short of putting myself in the hospital to get him home any sooner, so we will just have to make the best of it.
Peach is kind of upset. The first day she stayed by the door a lot. Now if I say 'Daddy' she will run to the door and wait. Other than that she's a little mad at me for not playing rough enough, like he will. I try to make sure I take lots more time to play with her to make up for the time when he would play with her.
Anyway, I thought y'all would want to hear about our final adventure before he left.
Our buddy, Specialist Phillips, had told us that he'd never been to the ocean before...so we made arrangements and went on the Friday before they left.
It was raining when we said goodbye to Peach, but we didn't care...an adventure is an adventure!
Phillips set the destination on his GPS by just going to a random place on the coast. I don't think I ever found out exactly where we went.
It was a kind of scenic drive out to the west coast of Washington, buuut I forgot my camera, so I didn't get any good pictures. I only got a few with my phone. After about an hour of driving in rain that seemed to get heavier and heavier, we finally saw this:
If you can see, is the very, very angry looking ocean. We were looking for a beach we could walk up to, but I was kind of hungry, so we stopped at a little diner. They seemed to only serve fried food...but we weren't going to try somewhere else...by the time we got in it was storming pretty bad.
Jerome had cod, I had scallops, and Phillips, who says sea food is scary, had chicken strips. It was all very good.
The restaurant was right on the water and the water side was all big picture windows. Just looking at the rain smashing against it was kind of neat, and kind of freaky.
So, when we were done, we went back on the hunt for a beach. We found one not to long after by playing around with the GPS.
We parked and got out. A wall of wind and heavy rain met us. I snapped a couple quick pictures:
<--There's Jerome trying not to be blown over.
This one's Phillips, not sure how he managed to pose as the wind was literally blowing us over. -->
We walked maybe 50 yards twoards the ocean before we gave up and ran for the car, where Phillips announced he is now afraid of the ocean. I realy can't blame him...if the ocean looked like that the first time I saw it, I would probably be afraid of it too.
They're both gone now. It kind of makes me feel better to know that Phillips has gone to Iraq before and wil most likely be able to keep an eye on Jerome while they're overseas.
Since then it's started snowing! I will be making another post about the snow with pics of Peach in her sweater soon. For now, I think it's time to get some sleep.