Saturday, July 31, 2010


Yes, I slept in a bit this morning. It was nice to enjoy a second and third cup of coffee while watching the surf of the Atlantic dance in the early morning sunlight. It was checkout day, but we were not rushing.

We pulled out of the driveway at 10:13, just a little past the appointed time, and dropped off the key. With nothing but time ahead of us we did a little bit of shopping and filled the coolers with ice. And then, we headed back to the beach.

The sun wasn't blazing as it had been all week, but that was just fine. The lighter beach crowd made for a few quiet hours. A pod of dolphins frolicked about 100 yards from shore. Schools of fish jumped near the water's edge and gulls swept in for an early afternoon snack. The tide was receding, and in the process left quite the beachcomber's treasure.

After a quick change of clothes we were on our way. Stop number one was the local grocer for road snacks. Next, a late lunch...delicious. We pulled out at 3:40, made two stops along the way and I arrived home at 9:40. Six hours...not too shabby.

I therefore proclaim The Escape a success.

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