So, I know I’ve been an awful blogger lately. Life has been crazy. I have a few days right now before I may or may not be heading to Central Pennsylvania for a week. It’s all still up in the air right now.
Life will calm down eventually; August is always really hectic for me. I’ll get back to posting more and reading more soon. I promise!
My friend Rachel left yesterday. She was here for four days, all of which we spent at a different beach. Well, we went to Wildwood twice, but whatever. Just know that I spent the past four days at the beach.
If you know me, you know this is exciting. The beach makes me happy; being close to large bodies of water makes me happy. My feet were meant to be in the sand.
Saturday (and Monday) we went to Wildwood. It’s about 1 hour and 15 minutes from my house… although it took much longer on Saturday. Shore traffic on the weekends is so awful. We had fun there both days, though, especially since they have an amazing boardwalk.
I take a photo like this, next to the lifeguard boat, at every beach. I have a collection.
Sunday, we ventured to Atlantic City (a 45 minute drive). The beach was so empty. It usually is; people go there to gamble, not swim. I tried the whole casino thing once, and it’s not my scene. I still love the beach there, though. The boardwalk is pretty amazing as well.
It was WINDY that day, though. Our blanket and such was covered with sand in a matter of minutes, and our umbrella kept flipping inside out. It made for some amazing waves, though!
I took my nice camera and got some photos of the kids. Rachel has two, a 8 year old daughter and a son that just turned 1 today.
We were back at Wildwood on Monday, and by time we left, I was pretty sunburned. The sun is not my friend. I burn way too easily. I used SPF 50 Sport sunscreen, which I reapplied every hour. Yeah. I was still purple by the end of the day.
I sucked it up and went to Ocean City (a 1 hour drive) on Tuesday. It was my first time ever venturing there, and I wasn’t too impressed. The boardwalk was pretty amazing, so it gets points for that. The beach was waaaay too crowded, especially for a Tuesday. There were too many crushed up seashells; it hurt to walk. The waves were pretty amazing, but that didn’t make it worth it. I just was not impressed. Parking was free, but you needed to purchase a beach tag. So, the cost evened out. I just… I don’t know. I’d probably never go back there for the beach, only the boardwalk.
I had made some cupcakes (Boxed Funfetti, nothing exciting) for Kaisen since it was their last day there. Rachel wanted to have a little party for him on the beach. He smooshed the crap out of that cupcake and ate more sand that should be healthy. He had fun, though, and that’s all that mattered.
I feel like I’ll be cleaning sand out of my house and car for the next year, when I’ll fill them back up again.
That basically catches you up. Like I said, I may be going out of town for the next week, but there are several reasons this might not happen. I’ll figure it out tomorrow, I guess.
Speaking of tomorrow, I’m meeting up with Megan to just hang out, have a few drinks, and basically have a bitchfest. It is much needed, and I feel like I haven’t seen her in forever!
Anyway, I apologize again for sucking at this whole blog thing. I’ll get better once summer is over. Although that thought makes me sad.
Oh! I almost forgot! I was nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award by Paloma at Going Bananas. Go read her blog; I promise you won’t regret it. She’s seriously wise beyond her years and is a much, much better writer than I am.
Now I’m done.