Walking away from the world for a week has been kind of neat. Only today did I realize I could get WIFI right from the cottage, preventing my drive to an internet café. When today can you break from our 24/7 media overload world? It’s when you are in a place like this that could be straight out of the 1950’s. Enter a trip to Conneaut Lake Park in Conneaut Lake, PA. Out of this comes a beach blog.
ABC’s of babes at the beach
A is for “Are we there yet?” ten minutes out of the driveway.
B is for baby experiencing sand for the first; baby in the sand; baby covered in sand; “Where is baby, I just see sand?”
C is for there is so much #% in the car, close the door quick before it falls out. C is also for Conneaut Lake and Conneaut Lake Park, a park much like the Canadian amusement park that was once Western New York’s memorable Crystal Beach, running and steeped in nostalgia.
D is for downtime, downtime, downtime.
E verything tasting better when you eat at the beach.
F is for all the fishing off the pier and friendly people everywhere. Lake perch and pike are the catch here!
G is for the gentle lake in the morning. I am loving taking my cup of coffee down to the beach to hear the gentle lake waters early in the day.
H is for hot weather, almost 100 degrees when we arrived.
I is for ice cream and lots of it.
J is for just a few more minutes in the water; just a few more minutes until bed.
K is for two Kelly families together for the week.
L is for listening to the birds, the water, and the wind.
M is for more of these easy days.
N is for the necessities that were left behind. I manage to always leave some necessities behind, usually mine.
O is for owing a large debt of gratitude to everything that made this possible.
P is for picnics at the beach and nearby Lake Pymatuning, former onion fields that are now an enormous man made lake.
Q is for queen. Doesn’t everyone feel a little bit queenly and kingly when they are on vacation?
R is for rest. Don’t we all just need more rest?
S is for savoring these vacation days.
T is for taking it easy and slow.
U is for the universal pleasure of escape and seeing someplace new.
V is for vacation
W is for a week off of work and a week away.
X is for the extra special memories that are being made with our two families and the cousins.
Y is for wishing that this was more than once a year.
Z is for zenith. Looking back on summer, this week will surely be the zenith.