Although we live near the water, we aren’t really beach people. Personally, I don’t love the feeling of sand between my toes. I know, it’s weird. Plus the beaches in New England are mostly rocks anyway so I’ve never understood the allure of the Cape and Islands. That said, I do love the water and my kids do, too, so this year we purchased a Duxbury beach permit. I have several girlfriends who buy one every summer and spend day after day at this beach. The water is cold (natch) but the set up is great because it’s essentially a giant tailgate party. I loooove a good tailgate! The weather last week was practically summer with mid 80 degree temps. So with Mary Poppins by my side, we made the 20-minute trek to Deluxebury and spent our afternoon playing at the beach. Yea, it was rocky, but we really had so much fun. We met a friend down there with her kids and the giggles from them that day (not to mention the silence at bedtime that night) was golden. The benefits of a beach day seriously outweighed my personal quirks. Honestly, I can’t wait to get back down there!
What are your summer plans? Are you a beach person or a pool person?