After some excessively hot, sunny weather during the week, the damp, cool weekend was perfect. Especially since Andy and I had plans to sneak away for a long weekend on the Oregon Coast to celebrate my birthday. It was a long drive on Friday to Newport, but spending the whole weekend wandering the beach, snuggling the hotel cat, and re-reading The Hobbit in a cozy armchair by a fire made it totally worth it. The Hobbit has been a favorite of mine since I was very young, but it's rare that I allow myself to re-read books these days. I'd forgotten how enjoyable it can be to curl up with an old favorite. With the long list of book I want to read, it can be hard to remember to make time for the books I already know and love. Perhaps after this weekend I'll make the time tore-read a few more beloved books!