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Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday Five Beach Trip

In honor of summer, please share your own beachy memories, plans, and dreams with a "Beach Trip" Friday Five.

The Swimming Song by The McGarrigle Sisters

1. Ocean rocks, lake limps? Vice versa? Or "it's all beautiful in its own way"?
I love the Ocean. Sandy Beaches, waves, beautiful sunsets. Lakes?I grew up swimming in Lake Erie, so that's Ok, but small lakes... Muddy bottoms and who knows what's crawling around down there. (anyone heard of the snake head fish that can walk on it's fins from pond to pond?_

2. Year round beach living: Heaven...or the Other Place?
Yes, heaven. I had a year round house at the tip of Long Island, Orient Point, between the 
Bay and the Sound. It was pretty nice. Gone now.

3. Any beach plans for this summer?
Not yet. So far, family plans, taking the niece to Hershey Park, and throwing a 90th birthday party for my aunt-all inland. Maybe we can get a trip to the beach in a long weekend. We do live on a coast. Otherwise it's the pool on 42nd St. (Hey, stop that honking!)

4. Best beach memory ever?
Too many to mention, but it could be the summer we rented in the Hamptons, or one of the many summers we were in Orient Point, NY.

5. Fantasy beach trip?
California, traveling down the coast from San Francisco to Monterrey and hitting the beach!  

Bonus: Share a piece of music/poetry/film/book that expresses something about what the beach means to you.
The Swimming Song by the McGarrigle Sisters


Choralgirl said...

The Swimming Song?
Who are the McGarrigle Sisters?


Ann said...

Love the song and the video.

Mary Beth said...

LOOOOOVE this song and video. you've made my day! Thanks!

Auntie Knickers said...

Love those McGarrigles! And that trip from San Francisco to Monterey sounds great -- I have so many happy memories of Point Lobos and Asilomar ... then again going north from SF is great too. Hope you can get some beach time this summer. Pools just aren't the same (then again since I can't swim they are not as much fun for me).

SpiritMists said...

Hey, if you want to do that San Francisco coastline trip, let me know! I can offer a bed for a night or so!

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Diane said...

oh, I love your fantasy trip! I want to do that (and I'd take the dog too. She'd love to run by the ocean, I'm sure).

Diane said...

oh, I can't get the video until I'm home. bummer.

Jan said...

Like Diane, I love your fantasy trip. I wish I could do that, too.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Long Island is so cool in the summer! And I've always wanted to go to the Hamptons.

Love the video.