We're down here in Homer, Alaska with my parents, brother, and family, and Yukon and Bear. The sun finally decided to come out this morning, and it was indeed a treat to see the golden orb in the sky instead of foggy, soggy mountains.
Staying at our favorite Homer Seaside Cottages near the beach, bakery, and pub (Yukon's requirement), it is easy to forget we need a car and instead walk mostly everyplace. My sister-in-law and I went for a run out towards spindly Homer Spit this morning and took an hour-long time out for moms. Kids and dads and grandparents went on a walk to the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center and met up with us for some lunch on the deck, in full view of Kachemak Bay, the mountains, and a few miscellaneous eagles who tolerated only slightly the advances of local ravens.
Right now everyone is having "quiet time" before heading back to the beach with an armload of toys and shovels. It's breezy but bright, and we'll embrace the weather as well as the unstructured time together.