Sunday, August 20, 2006

The Beach



Jonathan, Matthew, Joel and I came down to the beach to see Mama and Daddy for the weekend. It's been perfect beach weather. The boys have been swimming.....


skimboarding....











and me....well, just give me a chair and a good book and I'm happy!

I have many childhood memories of Surfside. My grandparents lived here when I was young and we visited them often. The beach house, now owned by my parents, still smells like my grandmother, Franny. Everytime I walk in I feel a little like I've stepped back in time. Much has changed down here. The area is much more built up and commercial than it used to be. But, I still love to come down here because some things never change....washing off the sand and salt in the outside shower, smelling the salt air early in the morning, walking to the pier, eating lots of good food, slowing down. I always go home feeling refreshed in body, mind, and spirit. Posted by Picasa

4 comments:

Kelly said...

What a gift to have a place at the beach to crash whenever you want to!

Looks like fun...

Nicole said...

You look so relaxed! Enjoy that smell! I love the smell of the beach on our towels and books when we get back home! I don't want to do laundry when we get home, because I will lose that smell!

Melanie said...

Beth - I have the same feelings about my grandparent's cabin in the western NC mountains. I love being on their porch overlooking the Smokies, listening to the leaves rustle and reading a good book! I'm glad you have that escape!!! I just discovered your blog from comments you put on Erin's blog. Please add my blog to your list of sites to visit. That way you won't forget us when we move to TN! :-)

Beth said...

Melanie,
I'll add your blog soon as I remember how to do it! :-)