Friday, June 18, 2010

Beach Day

The last day at the beach has arrived. It always comes too fast! (I guess it is true that time flies when you're having fun!)

My cousins (Sheila and her family) arrived yesterday afternoon, a storm was blowing in and a visit to the beach was out of the question for the moment. So I did introductions all around and the boys disappeared into the recesses of the house immediately to play. Sheila and I started swapping family stories as she made dinner. Craig went outside to see what Fritz and the crew were doing around the house.

After the storm blew past, there was time for a quick visit to the beach and a bit of fun in the surf. It was then time for dinner, beverages, and pretty much a good evening of camaraderie.

The morning, as always, was a flurry of activity. There was the ritual clean-up of the house (there is a cleaner, but we clean it first because we do a better job!) and the packing of leftovers into coolers for trips home. Because we were robbed of a day-and-a-half at the beginning of the stay, we have asked the cleaner to come at noon. The plan is to get the house clean, pack the cars, and head to the beach for one last frolic in the surf.

It is a lovely day for the beach and everyone wants one last crack at the waves for this trip so I am off to the beach. Time to pack the computer, head down to the water, wriggle my toes in the sand and, for one last time this summer, enjoy the company of my friends and family at the beach! Ah! Bliss!

Wherever you are today, I hope your life is a beach!

Don Bergquist – June 18, 2010 – DeBordieu Colony, South Carolina, USA

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