Way back in July, we rented a car and drove back to Binz with my parents and Hazel in tow. I am quite sure it was the best two days of Hazel’s life- that dog went absolutely bonkers for the dog beach. As much as I love the lakes that surround Berlin, it felt really good to be at the seaside. I didn’t even realize how homesick I get for the ocean. Growing up a 10 minute drive from the Pacific might have spoiled me forever.