Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Life is a Beach


Who doesn't love a beach party! Home to many fun filled, idyllic days in the sand and surf...and shopping, eating, dancing, parades...I love the coast...anywhere...I love bodies of water large and small.
Ashes and debris on the sand as a result of wildfires near the coast of South Carolina.

Amidst a ranging wildfire whilst recovering from respiratory ailments may not sound like a good idea...however...the smoke was minimal at "our" end of the beach. I was quite saddened by the damage and destruction due to carelessness...I could go on about our stewardship to the environment...that's a story for another day...today...we embrace the beauty of the coast and the joy of having delightful, wonderful, caring friends!!!!!
I witnessed a phenomenon that occurs in the Spring, Autumn and Mid-Winter on the Strand as the multitudes flock to the coast for SOS (Shagging on the Strand) Activities abound to tickle your fancy...one can do as much or as little as the heart desires! The floozies (with the exception of moi) have attended SOS for many, many, many years...to clarify, I do not dance much, if ever, so I was not inclined to attend the festivities...during our tea party (see previous post) as the conversation turned to SOS, I was invited to spend the weekend...the lovely Rhetta drove Debbie and I to the beach on Thursday evening, the Diva and the Princess of Quite a Lot prepared dinner and a fun, relaxing time was had by all! A MOST HEARTFELT APPRECIATION goes out to the Diva's boy toy, TOM...delightful and lovely man that he is...cooked homemade buttermilk pancakes and BACON for our Friday morning breakfast...thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Afterwards a girl's morning was spent at the vineyards followed by a scrumptious seafood lunch at The Grapevine. Naps were taken and some took off for an evening of dance and merriment. The parade on Saturday deserves a story of its own and will be forthcoming! I cannot express the delight and joy of the long weekend spent with such WONDERFUL FRIENDS (thank you all!) Along the way I made the acquaintence of a few new friends...
This little guy was torn between following his master down the beach or staying with me!!!

I didn't know the Easter bunny stayed over at the beach...How about you do you love a gorgeous coastline?

9 comments:

Rosezilla said...

I do, I do! We've been going on Friday evenings to a stretch of beach between Ft. Myers Beach and Sanibel, right at sunset... amazing. I'm gonna post about it I think. I relax about 100 decibels just smelling the salt in the air!

stephanie of stopbouncing said...

are you implying that the easter bun doesn't deserve break after hop-hop-hopping about the globe!

I can practically smell the salty air...

Connie said...

@Rosezilla, apart from the hurricanes you live in paradise!!!

@stephanie, Easter bun definitely deserves a break...I was happy to say hi!

Yolanda said...

I love them a lot. I have some Mary Alice Monroe books to read this summer set in your neck of the woods. I love the low country. It seems so weird to me to hear of wildfires in S.c.

marlajayne said...

Love this post...and the pictures too, especially the one of the "beachscape." The puppy one is pretty adorable too. I'm so glad you got to get away for a few days to relax by the seashore.

curlywurlygurly said...

ahhh...i can't live anywhere without an OCEAN coastline. i live about 3.4 miles from the beach and my parents have a house in FLA on the west coast. husban-dito (and his fam) have a house on the beach in cape may...life is grand at the beach. i can't imagine living in a land-locked state (ie. midwest) because lakes just don't do it for me.

Hayden Tompkins said...

Dang! I never thought I'd say this, but I miss Florida. (More specifically, Clearwater Beach, Pennekamp State Park, and the springs!)

P.S. Hurricanes are not that bad. Really! If you're prepared, they're lots of fun and at least you know when they are coming!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I love beaches too. And that dog is adorable.

Rosezilla said...

Oh, what's a hurricane or two? I agree with Hayden, hurricanes can be a real blast! (Har, har)