Mallory has always wanted to explore Long Beach, WA after doing a school report in 4th grade. We finally made it but the weather was mostly windy and rainy. And the flu bug got her. To her credit we did make it to the beach 3 times and we did a short hike to the lighthouse overlooking the anything-but-Pacific Ocean. Our little cottage at Shakti Cove was cute and reminded me of the cottages at the Thousand Islands that my family used to rent when I was little.