"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Thursday, October 18, 2012

a sheet of glassy sand

{my favorite thing i've done so far=
ride the beach cruiser on the beach when the tide is out}
....
when the tide goes out
in the afternoon,
it rolls out a sheet of glassy sand,
full of shells that you've only seen in books and magazines.
{or on the little mermaid}.
whichever.
the sand is so packed from the weight of the water,
that it is easy to ride a bike along it.
so while the kids boogy boarded with sean yesterday afternoon,
i pushed the red beach cruiser in the garage out to the beach and down to the shore,
and rode that beautiful red bike up and down the beach until dinner.
it was the same free feeling that i get when i'm sitting on the front of my dad's boat at the lake house.
an exhileration of peace and calm,
with the entire ocean there just for me.
i have found my happy place on the little red beach cruiser.
so if you need me,
you'll know where i'll be.
................
p.s.
some of the best stuff happens while i'm inside nursing chase.
for example:
they found two ALIVE star fish,
one ALIVE crab,
and
drum roll please,
one ALIVE OCTOPUS
by the rocks at the end of the beach.
by the time i came back out,
sean and his dad had bothered the octopus enough that it had swam away.
i was so bummed.
so SO cool though.
{AND they dug a hole that the kids couldn't climb out of.
i couldn't either, so kenny had to help pull me out. beach life dream!!!}

2 comments:

Sue said...

Love it all. Especially the braids.

=)

Amy said...

WOW! What a great vacation. Better than the last post. Maybe I should have Jeffrey read this one. Or the whole series. :)