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York Beach at Sunset
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to spend the weekend with my daughters. We were creating memories. Now, that isn't so unusual, I realize, but what was unusual was that we ALL got to be together for an afternoon at the beach. We were creating memories! This is something I haven't had the pleasure of doing with them since they were young.
Our day at the beach was about as perfect as a day at the beach can be. Just enough clouds kept it from being sweltering. The Gulf Stream warmed the waters of Southern Maine, unexpectedly, providing a glorious playground for those of us who love the ocean. The grandchildren kept me entertained with frequent runs down the beach to get wet, then visits to the tide pools, then castle building and back to the water to wash off sand.
My Grandchildren Playing Together
Amazing as it may sound, my girls and I all got to swim together. (Thanks, Jason and Grandpa Rich!) What a joy to body surf with the girls! (Yes, the old girl can still ride a wave into the shallows, of course I take longer to stand up, but hey! I didn't see any other grandmothers body surfing!) We laughed and swam for what seemed like hours but in reality was only a few minutes. But, it was a few minutes of me with my girls like when they were kids...only they are moms themselves, now.
What a great day! I have one question, though, why is it that peanut butter and jelly tastes so good at the beach? I hardly ever eat it, but at the beach...Yum! Of course, my two youngest didn't have the PB and J, they were having too much fun eating sand!
I hope my little ones will remember their days at the beach. For me, those are some of my favorite, summer, childhood memories.
My Brother, Barry and I at the Beach
May you all have an opportunity for creating memories. And, may those memories last a lifetime!