I don't really consider myself a beach person. It's too crowded. Parking sucks. It get's too hot when the sun is beaming down on you. West Coast water is pretty chilly year round and there is too much sand. It's everywhere and it gets into everything. I'm sounding way too much like my Dad with all that complaining so I'll stop there. I know how lucky I am to live here.
That giant umbrella really saves the day for me. I hate sweltering in the sun like a rotisserie chicken. I can't do it anymore but thanks to the half tent I don't have to. I'm so glad we bought that thing. We brought Subway sandwiches and healthy snacks to munch on. I finally drank that mini Sutter Home wine bottle which I kid you not, has been in my refrigerator for a year just waiting for the perfect outing AND for me not to forget to bring the darn thing. I could have drank it at home a long time ago but my hoarder side wouldn't let me. I dipped my lower legs in the water. That was plenty because it was freezing and I'm kinda nervous about what's IN the water. I plowed through 5 magazines that had been piling up and beach naps are so amazing! Mj did some body boarding. He was still pulling seaweed out of his shorts when we got home.
And because you really can't take too many weekend naps as far as I'm concerned I had another post sun drenched beach nap after we got home. And I took one on Sunday too. Later that night we cuddled at home on the couch and watched a movie.
It was a pretty perfect easy breezy beach day and a great weekend despite those annoying errands I had to do on Sunday. I really like the beach. I just wish I could get rid of some of the sand. And make the water warmer.