Saturdays are simply wonderful, don’t you think?
I purposely don’t plan a lot because after a whole week of teaching, I’m exhausted.
The Mr. and I had loosely made some plans, but we had not exactly firmed them up. As such, when he got up, I asked if he wanted to still go, and he half-heartedly said yes.
We loaded up the towels, sunscreen, and the Yeti cooler he’d purchased last year and headed out.
Y’all, we really do have some of the prettiest beaches in the world. They are light colored and debris-free.
We stopped for ice, gave half of the bag to a nice lady in the parking lot who only needed a little bit for her own adventure with her kids, and headed out.
We found the BEST spot…fairly close to the water…not too close to kids who could kick sand onto our little oasis…not too far from the restrooms.
This is the beach I grew up going to on vacation.
It is home.
It didn’t take me long to settle in.
My new bathing suit…one of four the Mr. bought me for this summer season…fit perfectly. My new beach body, courtesy of the two Beach Body programs I’ve completed since September, had me wearing the suit confidently.
We were careful and reapplied sunscreen every hour after trips to the water to cool off.
I got in a lot of reading time. In between chapters, the Mr. and I exchanged small bits of conversation. The day was so relaxing.
People watching was about as much fun as anything else. Watching college guys try to pick up four girls seated not too far from us made us chuckle. Oh, to be young again, eh? Not really though. 😉
We stayed until 4pm. I took one last photo of the beach. So pretty.
Before we headed home, we ate at a little indoor/outdoor restaurant on the beach. We’d visited it last year and had enjoyed the food. My vegetable tacos (salsa, rice and beans, and lettuce) were divine.
As we left, Chicky called. My heart seriously soared. I had not talked to her in over a week, much longer than the allotted amount of time. ❤
When we got home, we had a letter from Rooster waiting in the mail. He’s doing so well in basic training…really stepping up to the plate. Missing him is so hard, but hearing that he’s adjusted to a new routine makes things a little easier to bear. ❤
Saturday was the perfect day.