So what better thing to do after a tiring weekend finishing graduate school and a crazy three days of graduation ceremonies than to head to the beach for a relaxing weekend. Except weekend getaways are usually anything but "relaxing." They are expensive and tiring, but well worth it. Just my husband and I on this weekend trip. We almost went to Missouri but the allure of the coastal waters was too much.
After the gulls came to visit us on the balcony we headed back to the beach. I grew up on the northern plains, our vacations were always trips to visit Grandma in Oklahoma. We didn't go to places with the ocean or beaches. The first time I ever got to see the ocean was in 2004 on a trip to Disneyland. So, I've had less than 10 years of visiting the coast in my life.
That's all for now. I love the coast, whether it is Galveston, Padre or Biloxi. I would love to live closer to the ocean, not sure how I feel about hurricanes though. But there is no better treat than being able to absorb into your senses the sound, smell and feel of the ocean and the beach. The waves washing over your body pulling you out and pushing you back into the shore, the smell of the aquatic life, the gritty sand and the taste of the salt in the water. It is a sensory experience that far supercedes almost any other in this life, there is a reason people have been, for centuries compelled to go to sea.