Give me something that I can remember
Just like before we can walk on the shore in the moonlight
Beach baby, beach baby there on the sand
From July til the end of September
-Beach Baby, The First Class
Thirty Days of Thanksgiving, Day #6 - I am grateful to live close to the beach.
Growing up, my favorite vacation memories are from our annual trips to Holden Beach. In college, Derek and I would go to the early service at church then hit the road for a day trip. Recently, our extended family has created a new Thanksgiving tradition and we've spent the long weekend there. Even if it's cold, there's just something about watching the waves that is incredibly relaxing. Because it's a south-facing beach, it's one of the few places on the east coast where you can see the sunset over the ocean. A few years ago my parents bought a house there, and now beach trips are our default weekend getaway. When we need a mini vacation, relaxation is only a couple of hours down I-40.
Some of my favorite beach pics:
Luke, July 2010
Jay, October 2008