a confession to make

Although there isn’t anything I like much more than listening to the rhythmic sound of waves…to be honest, I just don’t really like going to the beach!  Yes, I KNOW I will regret all the days/weeks/months/years that I lived this close (11 minutes away) from the beach and didn’t go…once we move to AZ.  But honestly?  I just can’t be bothered often at all.

I hate the sand.  HATE it.

I hate having to worry about covering up from sunburning.

I hate the hot sand during the summer.

I hate paying for parking, or, if going to the area where you don’t have to park, being too far away/too high to actually walk to the beach.

I hate the crowds.

Mostly, I hate the freakin’ sand.

So I don’t go.  I should.  I KNOW THIS.  But I don’t.

Someday, in the not too distant future, we will be landlocked.  It’s why we will be insisting on a home with a pool; I’ll get more enjoyment looking out over at that blue water, than I have all these decades living this close to the actual Pacific Ocean.

And I will regret this.  I know I will.  But I just can’t be bothered to actually go to the beach.  I enjoy looking over at it as we drive to and from San Diego where you can see it from the freeway.  I miss Hawaii; those beaches are much nicer because they are free and much more accessible.

So, I own my evil on this.  I love the concept of the beach, I just can’t be bothered to get there, even though it’s so close.

27 thoughts on “a confession to make

  1. Kathy G

    I have friends whose idea of a great vacation is a week (or more!) along the shoreline. Not me. Like you, I think it's too much work.

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  2. Silver Willow

    phew; safety in numbers. 🙂 Once I'm at a resort, like in HI, it's AWESOME. From the lanai, overlooking a bay. Or from an on-the-sand open air bar, shaded, overlooking the ocean. (Sheraton Waikiki has THE best bar for that, or at least they used to. It's been almost 15 years, so who knows…)

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  3. Jeanie

    I'm with the love-the-beach crowd! I can't get enough of it. I don't often get to see the big beaches so those are an extra treat but my own makes me happy!

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  4. tammy j

    LOLOL! this post is cute.
    it brought back a fun memory for me.
    once I was vacationing in the Bahamas… just literally steps from the shore.
    a gorgeous young waiter kept refreshing my 'Bahama Mama' … it was so delicious and icy! I had NO idea… innocent shore and ocean lover that I am!
    until I needed to go back to my room.
    I stood up and fell flat on my face there in the sand!
    yup. those Bahama Mamas were fruity and delicious and DEADLY!

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  5. DJan

    Our beaches here are all rocky. That means it's fun to walk along them because there's no sand to fly in your face. 🙂

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  6. coffeeontheporchwithme

    We have beaches along the Great Lakes. For us, it is Lake Huron. I can take it or leave it. There is a lot of preparation into going, especially with kids (when they were little). It is the whole sunburn prevention thing that is a pain. We all burn, expect the husband. -Jenn

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  7. Kay

    I'm embarrassed to say we almost never go to the beach and we're very close, though farther than 11 minutes away. The only times we actually go to the beach is when the kids come. Then we spend quite a bit of time there. I'm mostly under an umbrella.

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  8. Granny Annie

    I live less than a quarter mile from the lake and used to own three boats but have not gone one time since Ron died. Only have one boat left and should be getting it fixed up but don't seem to care about. People visit and can't believe I am so close to the lake and never go. It's okay for you to skip the beach too.

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