My new summer tradition, established last year on my birthday, is this one: I get up early, coffee-up, pack a cooler and leave for the beach at Lake Michigan ~ about a 40 minute drive due West. There are audible smiles of joy as I pack and singing at full volume as I drive.
Easy-peasy free parking and lots of it, I set my beach chair, books and cooler up just before 10:00 a.m. near the water’s edge, with the chair angled towards the sun but so I can still see the waves.
Much like this guy below:
As the day progresses, I turn to follow the sunshine. Books are read, snacks are savored, I dip in and out of the water and make trips up the beach to the bathroom, too. I might chat with strangers or little kids or no one at all. I pack up and leave as the crowds … crowd the sand ~ somewhere between 2 and 3 p.m. Long before this:
On my way out of town, I stop at the “Tasty Treat” for a vanilla/chocolate soft serve and enjoy it (and its messiness) all the way home……ahh summer!
We’re in the dregs of winter now – and summer will come again. Between now and then we’re facing such weather events like “bomb cyclones – rain, thunderstorms, ice and snow … and more power outages. So I’m glad to have pictures like these because they hold me over until the time comes again when we can complain about the heat 🙂 !
“Don’t knock the weather. If it didn’t change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn’t start a conversation.” – ―
What’s saving your life (in winter) right now?