Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Beach Blanket Bingo

Since I was a kid I have dreamed of staying on the beach.

When I was about 12 we finally got cable and my mom introduced me to all the Annette and Frankie beach movies that aired all summer on TBS. and the Gidget movies too.

I mean how awesome would that be to rent a beach house packed full of your friends for the summer. I drew fashion plates with bathing suits inspired from the movies. Even the modest little mesh tummy coverings Disney required Annette to wear. That was my summer dream.

The reality was I am extremely fair skinned and never had enough friends to pack into a beach house to afford it. Nor would I really want to share one with that many of them if I did.

But this trip is like living my dream. It's so quiet. I love sitting on the deck every morning with my coffee listening to the waves lap at the dock. The seagulls and the pelicans vying for position on the old dock posts. If I didn't have my dream home in the woods and an awesome job and my family in Arkansas I could move here in a heart beat.

Maybe we'll get a vacation home to snowbird in during our golden years.

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