For my moms birthday we took a day trip down to Ocean Shores to visit the real ocean, with real sand on the beach. It was a 4-5 hour drive so we made a day of it and packed lunch/dinner/snacks for the day. We made a few other stops throughout the day for lunch, and for dinner we stopped at a park.
On the way home we took the ferry into Seattle, which provided a great opportunity to photograph the city at dusk. Since I'm still new to photography my dad was giving me lots of tips on where to keep my ISO and shutter speed. I think I'm finally starting to understand how all that fun stuff works! :)