Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year! 1.1.11

Once again, Hubby has managed to make my day special by taking me to the beach for a second day this weekend! Let the temperature in New Hampshire get over 40 degrees in the winter, and Hubby and I both think Beach! Today we drove up to the Marginal Way, a one-mile walkway along the ocean in Ogunquit, Maine. Even though we just had a major snowstorm, we didn't expect it to be as slushy and snowy as it was. As if someone was going to come along and shovel it! That didn't stop us though. It was low tide, so we got down onto the beach and walked along. Hubby put his hand into the water.....COLD! He'll never join the Polar Bear Club! The thing to do nowadays seems to be to build a rock tower and see how long it'll stay standing. We built ours......... And when we came back two hours later it was still there!! Ha ha! We'll check next time we go up there.
When we got down to Ogunquit Beach, it was amusing to see a snowman built on the beach sand:
We did find out, however, that we are not the only ones who love the beach in the winter. The parking lots were full....we had to stalk someone to get a space, and look at all the people on the beach.
It does look odd to see everyone standing and walking with winter coats, rather than sitting in lawn chairs in bathing suits.
We came back home via Route 1, where we stopped at Bob's Clam Shack in Kittery for our second seafood dinner in two days, then mosey'd over to the Kittery Trading Post and got me some new clogs.
And excellent beginning to what I hope will be an excellent year. Happy New Year everyone!


Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

You two are adorable! How fun..and have I ever mentioned how much I LOVED my visit to Maine??!! Well, I loved it sooo much. I hope each and every day of this coming year brings your delight and joy..

Joan J said...

Happy, happy new year to you and Tag. "You" New Englanders are strange, hardy folk - going to the beach while the rest of us huddle around a heater and complain about the cold! Love it!