Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Better late than never, or Beach in September

So, we went to "the Shore" (the way they call the New Jersey coast here) yesterday. I've wanted to go to the beach all summer, but DH was working hard, and I didn't want to go on Sundays, because I knew there'd be terrible traffic (it's impossible to stay sane in traffic with a 1 year old :)Anyway, the day was hot (here at home the maximum temperature was to 34 C/ 93 F), and we had food prepared because my cousin came to visit Monday night/ Tuesday morning (that's another story). So we packed a pic-nic and went, me, my parents and the boys. I took the laptop, and even worked a bit on the way to Atlantic City (my parents wanted to go there). We drove around a bit so my parents could see the Casinos, and stuff (I should say that I don't like casinos at all, I HATED Vegas when we were there 2 years ago. Atlantic City is not that bad because there's the sea. I don't like the boardwalk very much either)... Anyway, we'd been there last year in October, and climbed the Absecon Lighthouse. From up there, we had a beautiful view of Brigantine beach:

So I decided to go there yesterday, after we'd driven around AC a bit. It was a very good choice. The beach had a wide (or should I say long?) strip of lot of sand, it was mostly empty, and the water was nice and almost warm! Even my mom, who is super sensitive to cold (she's super friorenta) went in a bit! Linton went crazy when he saw the waves coming, he laughed and tried to run into the water, we had to hold him back! My dad has back problems and LOVES to have a free massage from the waves, so he stayed in the water for the longest time possible. I went in with Linton (after he decided to lay down "taste the sand") and my dad he carried Kelvin, who's a little scared of the big crashing waves. We were there for around an hour and a half, and we were in the water most of that time. We left only because Linton was getting cold and cranky because he needed a nap. It was great! I love the sea, and just looking at the waves crashing lifts my spirits. Going into the water and feeling the white foam against my skin brings me back to all my childhood summers spent at the beach. I hope in the future our family will be able to enjoy several days at the beach each summer, not just one :) I'm saying this, but my MIL has already reserved a house for us to spend 10 days at the beach in Brazil in December - that will be great, I'm sure! I'm posting some pictures below.

PS. edited to add: as I was finishing this post, it was almost 2 am, not 9:32 - the time I saved my first draft of the post - the baby opened the bedroom door and walked out - I can't belive he's wide awake in the middle of the night!!! Well , I'll go to bed with him now, hopefully he'll remain asleep this time :)


Ana said...

Lilian, é um prazer conhecê-la também.

I just read your comment on my blog and am now starting to "get to know you" through your posts.

I just read your recent post about Brazil and I wanted to tell you that despite all the problems that your country may have, it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. We were in Rio and Pipa (Natal) on our honeymoon and in Arraial d'Ajuda (Porto Seguro) this summer and we are absolutely in love with the country!

Um abraço

Sandra said...

The beach looks gorgeous and almost empty, too. That must have been so much fun.

Alice in Austria said...

What a beautiful beach! I love the water, it seems to be really clean. You guys look really happy & I'm glad you had such a nice time there! :)