Morning lazily rolls in and I get up for my 8 o'clock coffee. It's cold out. Thermometer says 62° outside. That's not including the ocean breeze that's blowing through the windows and covering the floor in a cool damp blanket. The morning is spent hypothesizing ideas on what to do with life. We've got X number of dollars put away and the realization is starting to set in that we may be wasting a great opportunity. Our conversations on the road have changed from "what are we gonna do next" to "when should we stop and buy a house". Sure this is a fun lifestyle. However, what could we do with X dollars in the bank right now to set up our future? Tons of stuff. So there in lies the question of content. Do we live the dream and travel all year, or do we cut it short 6 months and return back to reality? I vote the latter. With the money we have and the building skills we possess there is a very real opportunity to flip another house and make some more money. Perhaps even to the point where that becomes our lives. Buy, fix, flip, travel. Repeat.
These scenarios are going through my head like a game of PONG along our walk to the tree cave. Just 4.25 miles up the ocean was this random natural wonder of Washington.
Mission accomplished means it's time to turn around. Another 4.25 miles back the opposite direction towards home. The cold mist hasn't faded and the tide is rolling in. Temperatures remain at 65° on the shore even though it's noon.
Eli has been doing pretty good. He hammered out the 8 1/2 mile walk with us like a champ. We're hoping his mutt bloodline holds his body together better than most purebreds. At 7 years old most labs and German Shepherds start seeing hip problems. Not our homeboy. Just another walk for him.
We got back to the RV around 1400 and Katie made lunch. I on the other hand decided it was time for a bit of day drinking. Now, before you pass judgement on me let me make something clear. I don't care what you think. That being said a glass of whiskey on ice sounds delicious right now. Maybe even a nap.....