Ah, the beach.
The sun! the sand! The beach umbrellas dotting the horizon!
After a particularly rainy June and a scorching July, the weather has finally been cooperating around here. It was a sunny, breezy 80 degrees when a couple of my college roommates (the lovely Sirina and Feng, as seen in the photo below) and I hit up the Jersey Shore (with no…I repeat NO relation to the television series of the same name. Neither Smooky nor J. Boww were anywhere to be found. …I tried to make their names dumber, but it’s not easy). We found a quiet stretch of beach, set up camp, and hung out for the day.
Our chosen activities included:
Napping/becoming victims of inadvertent sunburn in the process (I totally slathered myself with SPF 70, so I don’t know what that’s all about).
Reading (I managed to get through about 23 pages, so uh…that counts).
Trying not to get sand in our sandwiches (we could have been a little more successful on that end. When do you NOT get sand in your sandwiches at the beach? It’s almost a required part of the whole experience).
Snacking on dragon fruit. (Yum.)
Getting bowled over by waves (*cough* Sirina *cough*).
Taking too many photos.
And unabashedly blasting Taylor Swift’s “22” on the drive out (we are not ashamed.)
Has anyone else made it out the beach this summer? I highly recommend it.