After returning from our U.S adventure we had just 5 nights to get over jet lag before heading away for a long weekend, although thankfully no planes were involved this time!
Instead we headed up North to the little military ‘resort’ Okuma, with friends.
Unfortunately the weather forecast for the entire weekend was rain & thunderstorms and for once my weather app was completely spot on; but we didn’t let the weather rain on our parade.
After checking out the gorgeous Hydrangea garden (there is still time to view these if you haven’t yet!) Matt, the girls & I in my overloaded Coo arrived to Okuma late afternoon, but with only a few scattered showers and plenty of daylight left we hit up the beach straight away.
Eden was straight in the water while Clio was more interested in collecting things in her bucket; she did make it down to the water but quickly returned to her bucket & sand when the tiny waves crashed over her tiny feet.
Matt & I kept asking if the girls were hungry, because we were ravenous, but they were pretty content with being at the beach. Eventually we managed to convince them it was time to eat but convincing Clio that she was clean enough was a whole other story.
Clio just LOVED the tap outside our unit and could have stayed here for hours playing in the water.
After a quick dinner at the restaurant on site we started the walk back to our unit. Of course it decided at this point to completely downpour! Eden & I ran back for the car, not wanting to deal with carseats I let Eden sit in the front seat which she thought was amazing…until Matt & Clio climbed in the front seat also!
The next morning we started our day off with breakfast overlooking the water, unfortunately this sounded so much more fun than it was…it was so windy that hair was going everywhere along with our bowls of cereal!
After some more beach play, we packed up our unit as we were moving to cabins for the next two nights and then of course the rain started.
With time to kill before we were able to check into our cabin we visited an awesome toy museum (more on this another day!)
After lunch the rain eased so we did the small hike on Okuma to take in the beautiful views and then it was time to check-in. As we were checking in our friends arrived; the girls were beyond thrilled to be reunited with their besties, even though it had only been 24 hours since they last saw them!
After making ourselves at home in the cabins we headed to the beach (on the other side of the peninsula than the earlier beaches) and fully clothed the girls splashed about.
The evening was filled with food, camp fires, laughter, s’mores and eventually rain; which was about the time we called it a night.
We woke to more rain, so naturally we filled water balloons and had a little water fight, while Clio was happy to play with the little hose & tap; which is pretty much where you could find her all weekend when we were at the cabin.
After lunch we took a drive to Cape Hedo to get out of the rain for a bit before returning home to have some more water play and repeat the previous nights festivities.
When waking on the third morning to some light rain I think we were all pleased to be heading home, not before a stop off at Bise Village for a stroll and snorkel before finishing up with lunch at yummy Pizza in the Sky!
I don’t think it was the long weekend we had hoped for thanks to the rain, regardless it was fun to get away and hang out with friends and despite the rain we made the most of it!
Check out Matt’s wee video of our weekend!