See This Beach?
Take a good long look at this beach:
Print it out, hang it on your wall and admire it because it no longer exists in real life.
I'm real sorry about that.
You would have liked it.
Nice clean sand, big fat shells, lots of interesting critters (jellies, hermit crabs and even a lone sea horse)… but alas, it is no longer.
All that salty water…
All that sand…
Pretty much all the shells and seaweed… gone.
Well not GONE exactly, just moved.
It all now resides in my car, in our suit cases, and In the 20 ft tall tidal wave of laundry in which we swim.
So go on down to Padre if you like, but there's nothing to see there anymore. If you want to see the beach you'll have to come to my house instead.
Well that, OR you could check out our new, fresh off the (metaphorical) presses, Book of Days.
We worked on it some at the beach and some at Granny's house in the woods over the past month, so it's full of salty air, sand and a little down home country sunshine to boot.
Now it's back to the sand and surf (aka wash and rinse cycles) for me!