July 6, 2011
Way Back When[sday]: Pre-Grad Daytrip
About three hours away at the end of Route 40 was Fort Fisher, NC. It was the closest ocean beach to us, and we thought...why not? So we got ourselves together, left at 6 in the morning so make sure we got a full day in, and were on our way!
Of course, we all paid for having such a magnificent day...the bottle(s) of sunscreen we had picked up from Target HAD to of been defective - those of us that put it on were burnt in splotches (and I coat myself like crazy on the beach - there's no way I missed those spots). One of two of us didn't put it on at all or only put it on once - they were a little more worse off. Still, it remains one of my favorite college memories!
Can you tell I'm missing the beach this year? This is the first year I think ever that I'm only going to be hitting the beach for one vacation - usually I try to get out to our shore at least once or twice. This whole working full time thing makes that so much harder! But working full time means I can save up and take more meaningful vacations, too. So who knows - maybe I'll get down south this winter for a beach trip.
But I did have a moment last night where the pressure of life was just a little too much and I went for a drive and found myself down by one of our local rivers...