saying good bye to the beach

It’s a gray morning here.  I’m thinking the beach doesn’t want us to leave any more than we want to leave.  The weatherman is calling for thunderstorms.  Fun in the sun is over for a few weeks.

Leaving here is so hard.

It’s been a good vacation.  Lots of beach time, too many beers, too much good food.  It has been a real vacation, not just a stay at our beach house for a week vacation.  We almost acted like tourists, except we know some locals and know the best times to go shopping, or to dinner.

In the 4 years we’ve owned this place, this is the first time we’ve actually been here when it’s been warm enough to swim in the ocean.  We had such fun doing that yesterday and hanging out with old and new friends who drove down from Richmond.

The beaches here aren’t crowded at all.  Everyone drove their trucks on to the sand and we just hung out, swimming, talking, playing frisbee, drinking beer.  It was one of the best days we’ve had this vacation.

Hmmm...maybe if I lay in the suitcase and look mean, they'll be afraid to pack and we won't have to leave.

Now, on this gloomy morning, there’s laundry and packing to do.  There will be a struggle to get the animals in the truck.  Neither ever seems to want to leave here.  Pockets will run and hide and it will take us half an hour and lots of trickery to get him out.  Willow will have to be picked up and put in her kennel because she won’t go willingly.  Our animals are like us, they want to live at the beach full-time also.

Saying good-bye to Paradise Place and heading back to the real world…

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9 Responses to saying good bye to the beach

  1. The hardest part of any great vacation is leaving. Your heart feels heavy as you pack your suitcase and saying goodbyes to newly found friends. I had been there several times . It’s difficult but you have the awesome memories to remind you that you found paradise and you’ll find it again. Have a safe trip home.

  2. barb19 says:

    Sounds like you had the best time at the beach house Shell – but there will more times; you will be back there again before you know it. It’s sad having to leave but you always have it there to look forward to. I know how much you love that place.
    I love that photo of Pockets in the suitcase!

    • Seashell says:

      It’s getting harder and harder to get him in the truck when it’s time to leave the beach! We have to close off the bedrooms so he can’t hide under the beds. He fusses and tries to run away when go to scoop him up. He loves it down there, too!

  3. I often fall in love with places where we vacation, and it’s tough going home. But summer’s near which is some consolation . . . ? The cat photo is cute.

  4. I ❤ the beach sooooooooooo much I wish i lived at the beach!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Seashell says:

    I wish I lived at the beach, too!

  6. The sinking feeling as you drive away from the beach is the worse.

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