These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Beach Day!

Sometimes I wish I lived in a Jimmy Buffett song, where margaritas, cheeseburgers, flip flops and sunglasses are standard protocol.  I don't, unfortunately, but I will take any chance I can to think about, talk about, look at, or go to the beach! So I am thrilled to link up with Halle for her My Favorite Things Linky.

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In my family, we do Breakfast on the Beach.  It starts with a trip here: 

That means we get on the beach nice and early with our beach chairs.

We've been going to the same street for years, so there's hardly a weekend in the summer when you won't find an enormously obnoxious semi-circle of beach chairs staking a claim on the sand.  That's my family!

On Long Beach Island, the ice cream men come up on the beach and ring bells to advertise that the trucks have come.  No beach day is complete without hearing the tinkle of ice cream bells.

My Poppy used to always watch for dolphins, so I do that too.  But when I'm not staring at the horizon or chatting with family or friends, I'm reading.  I have tried reading grad school books or teaching books, but they don't keep my attention. It's got to be chick lit... I leave the real stuff for a rainy day.

Lobster + bay/ocean view = perfection.  Especially after a day at the beach! If I can't have lobster, I'll settle for happy hour with friends followed by mini golf or a board game on the porch. But if I could have all of the above? Whoa. That would be better than life in a Jimmy Buffett song.

So now you know where I'll be in July and August! What does your beach/pool day look like? Link up with Halle!


  1. Your post has me itching to get the beach! Too bad today is an awful, rainy day! You will have to let me know where the good places to go are around here! I am so excited!

    Eclectic Educating

  2. We just sold our house on Long Beach Island, where I have been going since I was a kid! We were the breakfast at the beach people, too. A few family members were there even before the rest got up. We were the other obnoxious semi-circle. When we were very young, we had this huge tailgating tent too. Yup, we were hated. You make me miss it!


  3. I am linking up with Across the Hall in 2nd! Breakfast on the beach sounds wonderful! I am a new follower. :-)


  4. I'm with ya on a good chick lit book! Enjoy!
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  5. We are so meeting on the beach one day! I have yet to try Ferrera's...must be my loyalty for Bagels&Beyond...haha

    Thanks for linking up!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade


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