Prior to my return to the drawing board, I had a magnificent vacation along the Oregon Coast with my daughter. The coast is my favorite place in the world. How can staring out at the endless ripples of the tide NEVER get boring? It had been 7 years since I had a real vacation, so this one was complete bliss, where we fell asleep to the waves along the shore, and woke to endless possibilities for the day. Where searching tide pools and picnics every day were a reality.