This week from Mother Laura:
"The Grimes-Honkanen bunch is settling in after a challenging move, and bubbling with gratitude for our new "cozy cottage by the beach": a tiny rented condo on Pacific Coast Highway.
She shares her wonderful experience on the beach and asks:
So in honor of summer, please share your own beachy memories, plans, and dreams with a "Beach Trip" Friday Five."
1. Ocean rocks, lake limps? Vice versa? Or "it's all beautiful in its own way"?
While I love places of water in all their glorious forms, I do prefer the beach of the ocean. I have enjoyed the the seasides of North Carolina, Florida, California, Oregon, and *sighs wistfully* Hawaii. There is no smell and no sound on earth that I find more comforting, relaxing and peaceful than the ocean's calming waves and healing salt air. And to swim in a warm ocean! Heaven. Snorkeling's even better.
2. Year round beach living: Heaven...or the Other Place?
I believe that someday I will live at the beach, because I have had so many dreams about it. And the dreams are of living at the beach on the northeast coast of the U.S.. I sort of lived at the beach, in Marina del Rey. But that was in the 70's which was a time with a different focus for me.
3. Any beach plans for this summer?
Ha ha. Funny you should ask. Wonderboy and I are going to be at this beach next week for five glorious, salty water filled days. Can't wait.
4. Best beach memory ever?
~ Lying in a hammock, sipping a Mai Tai, reading a great book, swinging in the tropical breeze on a beach in Maui. Looking up from time to time at a gorgeous sapphire colored calm sea. Breathing air scented by plumeria.
5. Fantasy beach trip?
Kauai, anywhere on Poipu Beach.
Bonus: Share a piece of music/poetry/film/book that expresses something about what the beach means to you.