This year's summer family vacation saw us back at Seabrook resort on the Washington coast. We added a new Bulthuis to the ranks with Ruby , and Markus' girlfriend Stephanie Rubesh joined us for the four day adventure. Unfortunately, a nasty bug was passed around as one after the other fell victim to its debilitating effects. Only Markus, Stephanie and I were spared. (so far :) We stayed at a nice rental house with a strong beach feel. The weather was better than forecasted and we had no rain or fog and a fair amount of sun. There was lots of reading, biking, beaching, gaming and eating (for those not sick) We do treasure the time together that we can share as a family.