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Friday, July 29, 2005

Life's A Beach . . . 

We're back from the beach . . . that was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do -- to leave the beach!     Being near the water has such a relaxing, calming effect on me.     Every morning, I was up very early (my body was still on eastern time and the B&B was on central time) and I was out on the beach (which was just out the door, down the boardwalk from our porch, and right out onto the sand) to walk along the water, picking up shells, and just letting the sound of the waves crashing in give my mind a chance to un-wind, relax and wander (wonder).     Each evening, just before dusk, I repeated this ritual again - minus the shell-gathering - to un-wind from the day and have time to think.

After my morning walks, it was back to the suite for a shower, then up to the main house for breakfast.     The B&B owners presented some very tasty treats each morning.     In addition to breakfast, our suite kitchen was stocked with loads of snacks, and the fridge was filled with sodas, beers, wines, water, and juices.     If you ran low on anything, you could go up to the main house and get whatever you needed from the kitchen, or let the owners know if you needed something that wasn't available.

After breakfast, it was back to the suite, into our bathing suits, and down to the beach for 2-3 hours of lounging, reading, playing in the water . . . whatever.     The house provided umbrellas, beach chairs, lounge chairs, coolers, beach towels, books, magazines -- whatever you wanted to take down to the water was probably available somewhere in your room, or on the property, for guests' use.     After the beach -- and when we could no longer tolerate the heat -- it was back to the room for a quick shower, and into the car to drive back into town for shopping, lunch, or just hanging out.

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A view of the main house from the deck of the suite/2nd house half way between the main house and the beach


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main house


I will be posting more photos from the beach and around the beach town as soon as Flickr is back up . . . for now, these will give you an idea of why I didn't want to leave.     I've already made plans to make this B&B an annual event.     It may have been a little more expensive for the suite that we booked (it was more expensive than the rooms in the main house), but it was worth it to be in a larger space, closer to the water, and with the feeling of being a million miles away from everything and everyone for a few days!

I am definitely a "beach-baby"

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