Monday, August 1, 2016

Question of the Month

The question this month is: What is your favorite beach? 

That's a hard one for me to answer. I've only been to a handful of beaches in my whole life. I'm from Nebraska, and live in Nebraska now. It's smack dab in the middle of the US. If you are a big Counting Crows fan they sing a song called, Omaha. Even though they hadn't been here before writing the song, it depicts where I live pretty well. Outside of where I live there is mostly grasslands. I live in a city, so the prairie is outside of my town. It's pretty to drive through because you can see for miles and miles. There are no huge trees, or mountains blocking your view throughout most of the state.

Back to Beaches:

Considering the fact that we don't have any here, I've gotten really excited at all the ones I've gone to. There are rivers here. Rivers they've tried making into a faux beach. I heard that they have a lot of broken glass at them, so I haven't gone to check them out.

I went to Galveston, Texas with a few friends when I was in high school. I had fond memories just because it was the first beach I had ever been too. It was also fun because I was there with friends.

I went to Cancun with my Mom, younger sister Terra and Grandparents when I was in high school. I was always told not to drink Mexican water, I thought that meant even bottled water, so I didn't drink anything all day. The beach was fun, but I got too much sun, didn't drink enough water, and literally passed out at the end of the day. My Grandpa was pounding on the bathroom door because he heard me drop. It was also odd because a few Mexican guys kept trying to hit on me; I'm assuming  it was because I was light skinned. Considering that I was with family I was so embarrassed.

I went to Tybee Island in Georgia when I went to grad school in Savannah, Georgia. I wish I could have gone many more times than I did. My roommate had a car, but her family owned a beach house in Maryland. The beach wasn't too exciting to her. I loved it! That's probably the beach I remember the most because I lived there for 2 years. I loved the Spanish moss that hung from the trees there. I know this isn't a beach, but I enjoyed River Street to. I loved the cobble stones, shops that sold salt water taffy, the spot I stood where my voice echoed, the big ships and boats that went by, and the street performers that were all over.

Lastly I went home with my roommate from grad school. I got to see the beach in Ocean City, Maryland. I didn't spend very much time there. I was so tired from the trip, and finals from the week before. We traveled to DC and Baltimore.

What is your favorite beach?


Toi Thomas said...

I went to Galveston when I was a kid. It seems that everyone from North Texas goes there at some point. Too bad about your Mexico experience. I guess next time you'll know to drink the bottled water. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

I've been to the Indialantic River here in Florida to fish or to have fun on a boat but not to swim or have fun in the water as I would at the beach. Sad thing is, I'm not that far from beaches and may go once a year. Once, I didn't go for about 8 years!Tybee Island sounds great.

Mary Aalgaard said...

Each beach visit sounds like an adventure. I hope you visit more and have a chance to make good memories with friends and family.
Mary at Play off the Page

Harry Flashman said...

Tybee gets my vote. We have been going there for years. I like the little town, and the fact that the place isn't all touristy. If you go in off season you have it all to yourself.

Toni said...

When a beach is 20 minutes away, all the visits seem to blend into each other. When you start out in Nebraska, each beach has its own story and memories. Nice!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Our beaches suck. I loved the beaches in Clearwater, FL when we went a few years back.

It's my dream to retire to Tybee Island!

Susan said...

I've heard great things about Tybee Island and would love to go sometime. Love the photo you posted as well as your photo of Nebraska.

~ Noelle said...

Broxton would say biloxi.. but the beaches are dirty. I guess I will say panama city because that's all that comes to mind right now. Lol

Mike said...

I could spend a day at just about any beach in Maryland or Delaware. Clearwater, FL is also nice too!

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

That will be a tough question for me because I love so many beaches. Back home, I can never get enough of all those white sandy beaches :)

Olga Godim said...

You certainly have some exciting memories of the beaches you visited.
My post on my favorite beach is finally live too, if a week late:


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