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Long Beach: My Favorite Things

My lovely daughter, Elizabeth, recently visited and let me know in no uncertain terms that I needed to get outta the house and be a tourist for the day. Of course, I complied, since she is not only my daughter but my best friend. When your best friend tells you to relax and take the day off then it's a good indication that you've been working a little too much.

I've compiled a few shots of my favorite things around town and my day with the kid...

The beauty of the Beach!

Brightly colored shingles which adorn downtown shops!

Our bakery filled with tasty delights!

Flower boxes bursting with California Poppies!

Whimsical carousel horses which dance for all to see!

Old fashioned street lamps & festive flags wherever you go!

A box full of friendly Daisies!

A proud Fishermen carved out of wood.

A yard filled with a kaleidascope of Floats!

A little cottage in Seaview named 'The Shoebox Inn'

Storefronts covered with a rainbow of color!

Silly windsocks which delight young & old!

Watching my daughter enjoy the beauty of nature

...and becoming childlike when the surf comes in!

Sharing a smile with my favorite gal!

and enjoying the reminder which she wrote in the sand...

I'll be "relax"ing over the weekend and stepping away from the blog for a few days. We wish you, your family and friends a safe and wondrous Independence Day!

Flag over Long Beach, Washington

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  1. Beautiful blog! Enjoy your time with your daughter. I'm visiting from fun friend Friday.

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    Happy Friday!

  3. Hi! New follower from Friendly Friday - love your blog! I hope to see you at Dropped Stitches!

    xo Erin

  4. Loe the blog! Just found it through FF!! Hope you get a chance to come by my blog, Kuppy Kakes by Kristin! I am your newest follower.

  5. Hello Awesome Blog! I am a new follower from Friday Blog hops.I hope you will stop by my blog too. Check out all the giveaways while you are there. I look forward to reading more from you! Have a great Holiday Weekend!

  6. I absolutely LOVED this post!!! I need to come and visit your town now!! Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!!

  7. I am following you now thanks to Friendly Friday Follow!! It would be nice if you would share back the love here! Happy Friendly Friday Follow!

  8. just found you on nff. I loved visiting Long Beach when I was a kid. And places down the Oregon coast. Is Marsh's Free Museum still there?

  9. Love days spent on the beach!!! Your photos are fabulous:)

  10. Such a beautiful beach!!! I love to go on beach walks! And your buoy shot is awesome too.

    Have a Happy 4th!!!!

  11. What beautiful pictures. Your bog is beautiful too!

    Laura @ along for the ride

  12. I so enjoyed the tour of your charming town! I love the beach so very much and we get over to the Oregon Coast as often as we can. Now I will have to let my husband know that we need to visit your beach too. I look forward to many more visits to your blog as I am your newest follower! Have a happy 4th!!

    Susan and Bentley

  13. Looks like you had a wonderful day with your daughter! I love the shots of the carousel and floats! I enjoyed my tour of your town, it looks quite lovely!

    ~ Tracy

  14. OK, I'm a little behind, but I wanted to check out some more blogs. I'm a new follower from New Friend Fridays.
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  15. Awesome post. I'm the one who does the flower boxes downtown so I really appreciate your appreciation! I love the Shoebox Inn, too; the owners hired me last year for a one time garden clean up/pruning, and it is just a fascinating little place.

  16. Gorgeous glad that
    I stopped by....Have a HAPPY Fourth. Celebrate America!
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  17. nice tour, for a second I thought you were in Socal at our Long Beach. Love those floats, so happy. Glad you are enjoying time with your family.

  18. Gorgeous photos - looks like you had a wonderful day with your daughter :)

  19. I live in Washington also, but not at the ocean. I do get to Long Beach often and you have captured it perfectly. So charming and relaxing. Great photos. I'm now follow you:)


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