I hope you had a great Memorial Weekend. My family and I went to the beach for a long, extended weekend and got back home later Tuesday night. For those of you who have been to the Oregon beach, you know that the weather is not predictable. For example, on Monday the weather predicted that it was going to rain all day, but instead, it was sunny and in the low 60s. I really like Oregon beaches, compared to California, South Carolina, and Mexico, (which are the only three that I can compare because I haven’t been anywhere else), because Oregonians actually do things at the beach besides sunbathe. We jump the waves in the water,(which has to do with the cold Pacific Ocean temperature more than anything), make sand castles, fly kites, and take beach walks with kiddos and dogs.
I was shocked last summer when I visited Charleston, (which I loved by the way), and could actually sit in the ocean. Sit, I tell you! It was like warm bath water and I didn’t want to ever get out. Yeah, Oregonians don’t do that. Well, maybe with a wetsuit, but that defeats the purpose of swimming in the ocean. This was the first time that Matthew has been on the beach. My mother-in-law bought some sand toys and Matthew went to town, filling his bucket with sand. (When I packed his clothes, I forgot to pack a thick sweatshirt, so he had to use one of mine. It was like a long cloak on him!) Continue reading