30 May 2006
On my own....
I had my first beach day yesterday. For the very first time in my life, I went to the beach alone. I'm sure that's not a major accomplishment, but some people won't even see a movie by themselves.
This picture is a view from the bathroom line. Half an hour: you'd think for a $7 admission they could have better facilities... and do something so that there would be no shards of glass scattered randomly about the sand. A little scary for barefoot grounds. My last negative thought: um, is there a no smoking area? I came here for fresh air, which I needed after a day of being laid up with a migraine.
Still, it was a pleasant, breezy day at the beach, which left me with the slightest of tans and a gorgeous nap. The actual highlight of my day was the Starbucks near the LIRR station in Long Beach. It's got so much seating area, I felt more spacious there than I did at the beach. The train ride back and forth was rather nice. Cozy. I tend to go for train travel. If I had more vacation time, I'd go all over Europe via train, possibly a cross country in the US would be fun too.
It's nice to be on my own sometimes. I rather like my company - solitude is underrated. Only thing is, there was no one to watch my stuff if I wanted to do my frolicking on the shore line. I did get to finish one of my books, though. I felt good, really good.
I still like going out with my friends. I'm only a part-time hermit.