Bright summer skies, sand and splashing waves... Yesterday we headed out to the beach. It was an impromptu trip, a spontaneous outing. We tossed a few things in the back of the van; a small cooler of bottled water, a loaf of banana bread, a few towels and a "beach blanket" and headed east toward Fair Haven.
We chose the beach less traveled, which basically means there is no life guard and swimming is strongly discouraged, but we were not really dressed to swim. Instead we walked along the beach, cooling our feet and legs in the surf. The water, which initially felt cold, quickly warmed and the waves beckoned me to go deeper. By the time the life guards walked their beat warning people not to swim here, I was drying out in the sand.
It was a beautiful day, only a little less than an hour from home and just seven dollars admission. We were cooled, we were relaxed, and we were happy. We were also a little sandy, a little sunburned, and a little smiling. On the way home we stopped at a fruit stand/ barn sale, bought some baked goods (which really made Hannah smile), a new coffee mug, and some end of the season cherries. We made it home in time to let Sofie out of her cage and make it to the evening service at church.
PS. Check out "Nate Stuff" if you'd like to see some of the photos from El Salvador.)
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