June 24, 2011

{There's no place like the beach}

Took off on a last minute trip on the scooter. To the beach, I might add.  
Ahh. Now this is the life.  
Summer days on the beach with the hubby. 

Spent our few beach hours cramming in as much "down time" as possible...
Reading & then drifting off into an afternoon nap under the warmth of the sun. Snacking, chatting, and laughing.  Tossing around a frisbee as the soft sand squished beneath our bare feet. Conquering fears (mine, not Kyle's) of the cold, ocean water...well, I made it to my waist at least.  But even that evoked some squeals & chills. Someday Kyle, I will just dive right in like you, no matter how freezing it is. Someday. Until then, I will wait until August when the water is warm & not quite so, how did you put it? Refreshing? 

On our way back, we stopped at one of the "new york's 50 best places to find peace & quiet."  The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.  Seriously, awesome. It is a little bit out there, as in far from the city. But we felt like we were, well, in the wild. Far, far away from the hustle & bustle, the secluded trails provided the perfect hotspot for intense bird watchers or just casual onlookers like us. We felt like we were on a safari of sorts. A bird safari with the Manhattan skyline in the distance.     

At the end of the day, we felt rejuvenated just like we had been on vacation, when in reality we were only a short hop, skip & a jump away from our city life.  

Have I mentioned that I love NYC summers??