Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Beach on Memorial Day

It was 80 degrees and sunny here yesterday. I decided we should go to the beach. I don't know why I thought it wouldn't be that crowded!
It looked like the middle of summer. There were tons of families with umbrellas and coolers and kids all dressed to go in the water....which a lot of people did! Even though the water off the coast of Massachusetts is FREEZING!Hubby likes taking pictures of cute little kids. This little guy had on a matching bathing suit and sun hat. I told Hubby to be careful....people will think he's a pedophile. He's hoping someday to paint a picture of a colorful, active beach scene, so he takes lots of pictures to give himself ideas.

After we walked up and down the beach....with feet in the water.....we went to the center for some fried dough.
The beach center at Salisbury in MA is very tacky. Most of the places have been there forever. There are places for fried dough, pizza, ice cream, etc. And arcades and souvinir shops. Lots of place have closed or have been torn down and brand-new condos have taken their place. There has been talk of demolishing the whole area and building brand new. As much as the place is so tacky, I love it. I'd hate to see it all changed. I think someone should come in and rebuild, but do it so that it looks just the same.

The traffic leaving the beach was terrible. Even though the sign says "entering Salisbury" we were leaving. We just thought we'd go up to Hampton Beach and skirt around the traffic, but of course it didn't work that way.
The crowds and the people were worth it to be at the beach. Hubby and I both love the ocean. It's one of the best things about living in New England....we get the ocean, the mountains, lakes....everything we need.

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