Beachin’

The hubbs, the babe, and I recently made a trip down to the beach. Our first family vacation. Our first vacation actually. 

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I forgot how much I love water. The sand, too. I hadn’t played at the beach in over 10 years. But after two days on our recent trip, I had a significant tan line. I definitely like the beach.

Damien was less than enthralled. The sand didn’t taste good. The ocean was scary. However, he did love the pool. He was a total pro! He kicked his legs back and kept his nose out of the water… though he probably drank plenty.

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Seeing John at the beach was great, too. I had understood that he was a water-dud, fearful and hating to swim. He’s quite the opposite. I can’t recall having seen him play like that since we were in high school at the DDR machine. The beach looks good on him.

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One particular evening, Damien stayed in with family while John and I went out. We had dinner at a local joint and walked along the pier. We had no cash, so the clerk kindly paid our way. We shared out m&ms.

On the pier we stalked a stork. We saw oil rigs in the distance. And we saw more than a dozen sharks. Ek!

We romantically spent the rest of our evening waking the beach, staying away from the ocean, and not thinking about the sharks.

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The rest of out time was spent working remotely, eating, napping, or hanging out with family.

I forgot how it felt to relax. So much of our time is consumed by the immediate, loud, and in-your-face. But time is so precious. I’m glad we chose to spend some at the beach.

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