Let's face it - fall is coming. Cars are parked in front of schools. The supply lists are out for students and they are shopping like crazy. Even some trees are dropping leaves. And I lament a little about this summer drawing to a close --- it's been a good one!
We had a nearly perfect day at the beach not so long ago. It had been close to 30 years, we figured, since we went swimming in Lake Michigan in Chicago.
Montrose Beach was calling our names and we heeded her call!
The water temperature was just right. The sandy beach continued into the water with no scummy seaweed or rough rocks. Waves made it seem like we were in the ocean.
Happy families surrounded our little spot on the beach with shovels and pails in hand and the making of sand balls. (Have you ever done this? You wet sand and form it into a ball about the size of a grapefruit.)
We double dipped. Once was not enough to satisify.
It was glorious.
And I must remember this feeling once we arrive at January!