Saturday, January 02, 2016

We'll be spending my birthday at the beach

It's written in ink on our calendars. If we're wishy-washy about an event, we pencil it in, but when it's in ink it will happen. I'm talking about our annual trip to the beach on my birthday midmonth. It's been too long since we've been near the big water.

The thing is, the beach is not that far away. During off season when traffic is minimal, we can be there in just under 4 hours if we get our food to go and don't dally. But then, we like to dally now and then. 

We don't have an agenda or meetings. Just a few days by the sea. We'll crack crab legs, eat oyster po'boys, and spend time listening to whooshing waves. The sunsets there are stunning. 

It's an incredible way to get the year off to a good start.


  1. It sounds like an awesome way to spend your birthday Rick...I'm glad you inked it in ;-)

  2. Sounds like an amazing way to spend a birthday. You can't go wrong with the beach!

  3. Sounds like a plan. But do dilly dally a little and just enjoy it all. ;-) But take it easy. I was born on the 17th, so you are a few days older than I, :-o So be careful! (big smile)

  4. That sounds like something to look forward to, birthday and all.

    Ms Soup

  5. What a wonderful way to spend your birthday. Love the picture-it looks likean old castle or fort in the background

  6. The beach is my favorite place to be and to be spending your birthday there sounds perfect to me...I like your idea of inking things in on the calendar making it a permanent date ! Enjoy !

  7. Perfect way to spend your birthday. Even though I wish I could, I've never been to the beach in January. We are only 4 hours away too. So close but yet so far. Have a wonderful birthday.

  8. I can already hear the sound of the waves hitting the shore and the Mmmm of chewing on the seafood. You're lucky that you can spend your birthday at the beach this time of year. Snow and ice at the beach 3.5 hours away from here.

    I bet it was an easy decision to make...
    Have a great day.

  9. Glad it is written in ink.
    The time spent there will be written on your hearts.
    Enjoy. Every. Precious. Moment.

  10. Hope it turns out to be everything you anticipated and more!
    I think the anticipation is part of the fun, too.

  11. I hope you have a great time when the time comes, I don't make a lot of plans because I suck at follow through and can't see the point

  12. Anonymous5:47 PM

    Have a peachy beachy birthday, Rick!!


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