With all the doing noting, fun in the sun, and eating way  too much, pulling my butt off my great aunts couch this morning increased in difficulty. 

The beach trail!

However, I had something extra to help get me enthused – we were going to the NJ Island Beach State Park today?  This is one of our favorites things to do – pay six bucks for your own private beach, away from the bustle and hustle of a public beach for the peace and quiet of all the sand and sun you could ask for.  It’s a state park reserved for hiking, swimming, and protecting the last of NJ’s natural landscape and animals.  First we went down to the public Jersey Short beach, just to see it and say we had been there this year.  It was really nice because they were holding a “field event” day for all the children – sack, wheelbarrow, crab, and lifeguard races, plus a tug-of-war at the end.  We were asked to hand out the lollipops to all the contestants at the end, which was fun, as we got to participate.  Then we walked back and packed up a few things for the state park beach.  It was the first day of our

Island Beach

 vacation on the beach and damn did it feel good.  My sister and I got our feet wet in the ocean while looking for sea glass and pretty shells.  Next, we just enjoyed the sun, sand, and sound of the ocean.  There wasn’t a single person in sight the whole time were there – it was so peaceful and relaxing!

Now we are on the road again, heading to my aunt and uncles on my father’s side in Maryland to spend a couple of days before heading back to the beach.  I’m really looking forward to seeing them, as the last time were down was

What the sea brings in.... 🙂

around Easter vacation, but I had three 10 page papers to finish so it wasn’t much of a family get together, I’m afraid.  It might be a while before I can write again, but that’s part of the enjoyment.  I wanted to keep up with this blog, but I don’t miss staying away from a computer as long as possible – I know that when fall comes I will be sealing my fate for a life of carpel tunnel.  Until next time, thanks for reading!   

Writings in the sand....Footprints in the sand.....


Footprints in the sand.....