Getting to be on vacation is a treat. Getting to be on a vacation with family, for us, is a delight. We were able to join in on the fun of the annual Smith/Weidner family fun on Long Beach Island. In August, a yearly migration to the Atlantic Ocean coast takes place where sand, sun and seafood are anticipated.
Where days are long & lazy and the sun is warm.
Where Big Dipper Ice Cream isn't a rare treat, it's an expected after dinner dessert.
When meals with family are long and leisurely.
Where smiles are abundant, and whining is rarely heard.
Where you feel like you may be saving the earth because you walk or ride your bike.
Where the allure of gentle waves and sand castles far outway the need for a TV.
Where you can run the boulevard and greet 75 others out for their morning run as well.
When Poppy always has a bag full of Tootsie Pops and Mom-Mom always has Baked Lays.
Where the simplicities of coppertone baby buns and the smell of salty air provide enough joy and happiness to last to the winter days when you think it may have been a dream....