Thursday, May 30, 2013

First beach day of the season

Thursdays are my regularly scheduled off day.  Often I have a sizable to-do list I try to accomplish on that day, which frequently leaves me with little time to play.  But not today.

Today my to-do list was limited to a few errands so I had time to go to the beach!  Yes, today was my 1st beach day of the season!!

Typically Memorial Day weekend is most people's 1st beach day of the season, but this year our Memorial Day weekend here was too cool for being on the beach.  So after getting my chores done and errands run, I picked up a sandwich and met up with Steven (on vacation this week) and Joe P (retired) at the beach.

It was 90 degrees on the main road, but 80 degrees at the beach, with a steady breeze off the water.  It was beautiful!!  I alternated between sitting under the shade of my umbrella and being in the direct sun.  Even with sunscreen on, I didn't want to take the chance of getting sunburned.  It was great to feel the sun on my skin, the breeze on my face, and smell the wonderful familiar scent of Coppertone.

Days like today make me feel so lucky to live where I live.  On any sunny, warm day off of work I can go to the beach.  On any pleasant evening after dinner I can go for a walk on the boardwalk or go for a convertible ride to see the ocean.  Some people wait all year long for a week's vacation at the beach.

3 comments:

mistress maddie said...

One of these times I will have to get caught up with you! I was with quite a crowd his time. I was down on May 17 and it was quite cool and a little rain, but right before I left the last three days were hot, so I did get some beach time at least!

anne marie in philly said...

"tan don't burn, get a coppertone tan!" - do you remember that jingle?

you are probably having a busy weekend selling houses!

Ur-spo said...

the smell of coppertone lotion immediately makes me feel it is summer.