I've lived near the beach for over twenty years, but very rarely have I actually enjoyed the beach. Either the sun's too hot or the breeze is too cold. Either the water's too cold or the water's too...actually, the water's never anything but cold here. And the sand just gets everywhere!
But today was an all-around great day at the beach. Who woulda thunk?
JoanMarie and I had lunch on the sand with two of our best friends, Pat and Heather. And this time, for once, the sand didn't get everywhere.
Then we played a little bit of paddle ball.
The weather was perfect. Not too hot. Not too cold.
The water was still freezing, but 2 out of 3's not bad. In fact, I have kind of a strange desire to spend some more time here in the near future.
And to think it only took me a couple decades to start enjoying this little slice o' paradise that's been here all along.