In Florida, “summer” is so hot, that we prefer going to the beach when the heat is not quite so intense… usually before June and after August. (At least I do; maybe I should just speak for myself!).
Earlier this year in April, while it was still nice outdoors, we went on a day trip to Venice Beach.
Somehow, the ocean has a therapeutic effect on me. (God’s creation always does!)
I can sit there for hours, just staring at it. I guess you could say (like John Denver’s song) it “fills up my senses.”
The sound of the waves seems to relieve any stress I feel. The wind, the sand, the salty smell, and one of my favorites…the sand pipers chasing the waves only to turn around and run before they get their feet wet. Sigh.
My daughter and I sat in the shade, talking, laughing, just enjoying one another’s company. How good it felt to be together and just relax. We swam for a bit, walked for a while, then came and enjoyed the shade again.
My husband and my son-in-law spent hours looking for shark teeth.
They always love a challenge.
They did find quite a bit. I was impressed. They were excited.
Here’s one of the shark teeth they found. They were very proud. As well they should be.
We left promising each other that we’d come back real soon.
I can’t wait.