Seabrook Vacation Helps Us Get Away, Relax, Dream

Life can be stressful sometimes, and we know it as well as anybody. Our preschool, kindergarten and 4th grade lives are hectic. We’ve got homework that goes even beyond tracing letters and counting numbers, plus we have to play a bunch, plus we run one of the biggest syndicated parenting advices columns of the century. Sometimes we just need a few days to ourselves, and Seabrook, Washington is just what the doctor ordered.

This is just a tiny taste of how chill even Tasmanian Devils like us look when lounging in a house in Washington State`s premium ocean town, Seabrook.
This is just a tiny taste of how chill even Tasmanian Devils like us look when lounging in a house in Washington State`s premium ocean town, Seabrook.

The layman may understate or otherwise fail to understand the stresses we face in our workaday lives, but I must assure you they’re many, real and palpable, assuming that palpable means the feathers that are in low-grade orange juice… that stuff is called palpable, right? Palpable means very real, tangible and unavoidable, so I think it’s that yucky layer of feathers atop the OJ.

We wear well, but we also wear down, and being international sensations in the preschool and grade school realms doesn’t come without a price, and sometimes we just need to unwind.

Lucky for us, our handlers saw a combination opportunity by which we could relax and also enjoy something new we could write up… namely this.

In all fairness I should point out once again that we’re only just barely aware this publication exists, even though we’re the star journalists of it, and that the real burden falls on the sturdy, capable shoulders of our elder staff.

So when I say that my handlers gave us an opportunity to unwind, what I really mean is that we found out on the way to the coast that we were getting a vacation, and that they had a bunch of work cut out for them in dealing with us, as well as this, our clever publication.

So back to the vacation at hand… We’ve been on vacations before, and we’ve stayed at more hotels than we could shake a stick at, had we shaking sticks designed for that sort of purpose.

What we’d never seen, however, was a vacation property anything even close to those offered in Seabrook.

Seabrook is a very unique town in that it’s the only planned vacation community in Washington, and even though it’s just up the beach from the much-more-happening Ocean Shores, it’s far better. Ocean Shores has this strange (and I have to wonder if it’s even legal) law that says most of the houses can’t be used as rentals. Seabrook has much newer, much nicer, much more available houses, and at the same price as you could find elsewhere in the area, if you could find anything at all.

ABOVE: Our "Toes in the Sand" home had all the space and comfort you might wish to have from a vacation property, plus an XBox-360 and bunk beds worth figthing over... and believe you me, the one stress of the weekend was fighting over who got the top bunk.
ABOVE: Our “Toes in the Sand” home had all the space and comfort you might wish to have from a vacation property, plus an XBox-360 and bunk beds worth figthing over… and believe you me, the one stress of the weekend was fighting over who got the top bunk.

It’s so quiet and so peaceful that the only disruption we found the whole time we were there was us going out and playing Horseshoes. What can I say, we’re dangerous youngsters when it comes to arced steel and a post that is our goal for victory.

The community is still growing into it’s own, so the market is only now being completed, and the café is still quite fresh (but if you want to see fresh, try the Dungeness Eggs Benedict, as my dad did twice in our two-day stay).

You can walk to parks, hiking trails, or the ocean, and unlike Ocean Shores, Seaside, or Longbeach, there’s no part of Seabrook that’s anywhere close to Tsunami danger. Sure, it’s a remote danger, but when it comes to relaxing for a weekend or spending carefree time with the grandkids, that’s one very real, however unlikely fear you can strike off the list.

Seabrook has vacation houses for sale as well as vacation houses for rent. Check them out online, or just pop out for a weekend and see if you can find the same sort of unwinding joy we experienced, and if we’re wrong about them, drop us a line and say so, because I just can’t see it myself.

ABOVE: This picture was taken right in front of the cafe, and you can see the ocean right behind us, but low enough down, strategically placed, so that even the most extreme of 1,000 year storms couldn't possibly wash up this far... even though we can still walk right down to it.
ABOVE: This picture was taken right in front of the cafe, and you can see the ocean right behind us, but low enough down, strategically placed, so that even the most extreme of 1,000 year storms couldn’t possibly wash up this far… even though we can still walk right down to it.