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Its calling

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I can hear the waves of the Atlantic ocean. I can feel that sand between the toes. A little guy standing on my shoulder with a beach towel and sunglasses yelling at me to get off my ass and drive to the beach. Well I might just listen to that little voice and hit the road there in the coming days.

Bayside OC sunset.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Ah to be sitting at the outdoor deck at Fagers Island listening to the live band, soaking up the breeze off the bay as the sun sets to the 1812 Overture.

So time to check the oil, gas up the toy, put the top down. Of course a nice bath and shine will be in order before the trip. Can’t go cruising in a dirty ride. At best it will be a full day trip. One that starts before dawn and ends around midnight. Then again maybe crashing on the beach for a few hours before dawn and the early morning ride home will be the call. I’m learning to be more flexible as I get older. Allows for some more enjoyment at times.

Getting the long part of the drive over when it’s not at FULL BAKE temps of the day is best. Of course I’ll put some miles in during the heat. I love summer but I know the body has limits when getting up in years, just like it does when it’s very young. I probably won’t use the A/C at all though.

Might even take a ride down to Assateague Island. But I hear the squitos are man eaters there. Well, I’m going to make this happen sometime in the next 2 weeks.

Random Thoughts of the Day

Life is a beach, get to one asap.

Oh the dreaded election season. High pressure at the job that pays the bills on tap.

I’m going to make a pact with myself that I talk to my children at least once a week no matter how busy we get. I know I feel better for it.

For as much as I talk about and love the beach, you would think I live there.

I’ve got to get my car camera installed. You can’t believe the stuff I see on the road.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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