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Truth - Ahhh Beach Towns

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.  There is something about Atlantic coast beach towns.  They are just down right dirty.  The sea salt, the air, the wind, the sand just beat the hell out of these towns.  I'm sure the waves, storms, and hurricanes do the same thing.

What I want in a beach town is all Caribbean style.  Palm trees, white sandy beaches, some sea shells, nice breeze, some calypso music.  Now that's cool.   But the American coast, and I'm talking about Florida just seems to be old, beat up and run down.  Yes I know there are some very nice places like Palm Springs, Miami etc.  I'm talking about your average run of the mill regular towns...with restaurants and bars.

When people ask me where I want to live, I say the beach. Yeah it may be ugly, but it feels like home. I need to be by the water.  Lakes work too of course, especially in the winter.  I just like the fact when you look out to the ocean, you never get tired of it.  Yes its the same thing, but no two waves are alike.  There is a mystery to what lies out there.

When I look out to the ocean, I think about the sailing ships that visited long ago.  How did they do it?  Much like Lewis and Clark, the sailors of yesteryear are just down right awesome.  Giants among men to be sure. 

Many years ago I was in the Caribbean, sitting at a poolside bar along the Ocean.  It was mid January and I was watching football, just wearing shorts, and drinking a beer.  The game was in Denver and it was freezing. I though, was loving life.  I remember thinking how much I loved football, but watching it from there was the life.

I have many friends who don't like the beach. They would be bored by it. I to don't just like to sit there and get a sun tan..but I like the atmosphere.  In even ugly beat up towns.  Even if the fish taco stands are beyond gross.

I've put my foot in a few oceans...a few seas...and countless lakes. Every time I just wanted to keep my foot there and just live in a beach town.  Selling tshirts by the beach, or sunglasses would be a dream.  Heck..I think I'll try to sell some crabby patties if I can...just to make a go of it.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:06 AM

    Your first mistake is going to the Atlantic coast expecting nice beaches. Try the Gulf Coast. Powdery white sand, warm gulf temperatures and plenty of cool beachy towns. Ever heard of Siesta Key? Or Ft Desoto? Both voted best beaches in years past. Sanibel Island for shelling, Anna Maria island, Ft. Myers Beach, Longboat Key. All barrier islands, not affected by hurricanes. You are really missing out! Move to Florida, buy a cart with a bell, walk the beach and sell all the t-shirts and suntan lotion you want. I'll be your first customer. -Link


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