Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Field Trip



I'm still not feeling so great -- call it a combo of a lingering head cold and stress. I'm trying to work through it, but this morning, I found myself just staring at the computer screen. So I packed up the dog, and headed down to Strathmere.

It was beautiful. I shared the entire beach with three other people and one other dog. I thought it would be cold, but the air and water were warm enough that I could have gone swimming if I'd had a bathing suit. This was Emily's first time in the true ocean -- her last beach visit was to Higbee Beach, which is part of the Delaware. She wasn't tentative this time, and ran right in. For about a half hour, we both played in the waves, except when Emily took a break to chase birds.

And that was it -- I drove down and back to stand in the sun for a half hour on the beach. And you know what? It was the best thing I could have done today. I feel refreshed, relaxed, and ready to get going tomorrow.

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5 comments:

Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) said...

My favorite beach! Sounds like it was a great day. I'm battling a head cold too, and just reading this made me feel a little bit better ... hope you're feeling better soon!

suddenlyfrugal said...

Sounds like a field trip to the beach was exactly what you needed. Glad you enjoy. Feel better soon.

Leah

Bob said...

Don't think Higbee Beach is part of Delaware. Hope you feeling better....

Jen A. Miller said...

Bob -- No no. On THE Delaware as in the body of water with Delaware as part of its name.

Bob said...

Okay, I'll buy that. Thanks