Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Goin to the beach

Since my wife has determined that Sundays are now going to be family days, we have spent the past two such days enjoying the beautiful benefits of living within two miles of the Atlantic Ocean.
Of course in the county in which we live, driving on the beach is one of the many benefits for which we pay our taxes. The first Sunday we went to the beach was a pretty good trial run for me. We loaded the old jeep up with everything we thought we would need and headed to the beach early. We foundered about 9:00 AM and set up camp. Put up the sun screen that everyone has been able to purchase at Wally World the last couple of years, put out the beach chairs, got the fins and snorkle out, waxed up the surfboards, the skim boards, and the waveboards. Put the cooler in the shade and covered with a heavy beach towel (this actually works to help insulate the cooler) put the food bag in the shade. Spread the beach sheet out under the sun shade. Remember not to walk on it..it is for decoration only.... Then proceeded to head to the surf and enjoy our first family day in a long time. After an hour or so of beating myself to death riding the wave board, trying to stop the kids from one upping each other, they are pretty good at that surfing thing, and basically driving myself crazy, my lucky star arrived.






Some kids from Ocala had the fortune to get their hot rod Mustang stuck in the sand. Finally!!!!!!!!! Something for me to do. Of course I should have realized that when my bride told me someone was stuck down the beach, this didn't mean for me to stop what we were doing and head down to help. Boy was I mistaken. Again. After checking the inventory of the old jeep for the tow chain, I realized that I had no way to pull these guys out of the sand....so I took the next step and contacted the longroof to see if he had a tow rope...forgot that longroofs don't go where they need tows...so anyway the longroof agreed to run to the homestead and retreive a tow rope...when the longroof asked why I didn't have a tow rope I told him that I didn't need one...a couple of kids from slocala did.....he laughed all the way across the longbridge and back...he was a great trooper and went the extra mile to let the little mule show her stuff......good job and thanks Jon-Jon.....See the oleragtop post for photos and descriptions...
After returning to camp....I was truly and justly chastised for deserting my family. The fact that the kid went with me, at her suggestion, seemed to have been missed. Of course the next question that was thrown my way was, 'did you get them out?'...when the kid stated that we got them out without the jeep even spinning a tire my bride turned and walked back to the sun tanning chair...seems she was not going to let us know she was proud of us......











any way, finished the day surfing and enjoying the time spent with the kids and my bride....guess I just had to get that helping others off my chest.....sure was fun and gotta love the little jeep







5 comments:

john lee said...

Great posts Ed. Welcome to the world of blogging.

Keep it up.

d5thouta5 said...

thanks longroof...not really sure why I'm doing this...might be theraputic...thanks for the motivation...

Busplunge said...

Hello Edward!

Jim

auxarc said...

Oh great, another blog to add to my morning reading. Gald to see some other Lee's in the blog world. Pvt RN

d5thouta5 said...

....thanks for the read...I am not sure why I started this...just seemed a way to record a few things....kind of like a public diary or something...