Can you believe it?

GO_0726By Georgia Osten
Summer break is almost over, only a few more weeks and those little darlings will be going back to school, teachers are already preparing their classrooms. I remember when school didn’t start until after my birthday – Labor Day. I’ll bet the real estate offices are looking forward to a break in the hoards of renters, and restaurants are looking forward to shutting down a few more days a week. Bobby and Tracy are probably planning their next exotic vacation once the water slide shuts down for the fall.

We’ve spent a lot of time on the beach this summer, but our favorite time is on Sunday around 4 or 5, taking the dogs and the umbrella, a beverage and a good book. Yesterday was my first time in two years to go swimming. Of course, the dogs were out there with me. That’s okay, the more the merrier! And for goodness sake, don’t talk to me about stuff in the water – the least I think about it, the better I am.

Just as summer is winding down, news is probably spreading about the atvs being prohibited on county roads, at least in the neighborhood next to me.The neighborhood next to me is a Non Beach Access subdivision. So guess how they make their way to the beach? You got it, right down my street. As we were making our way home from church on Saturday evening, we noticed the police lights parked right in front of our house. Two atvs caught. One was allowed to go ahead and get home, but the one driven by the young man, probably without a license, was told to call his Dad to come trailer him back home. I thought to myself, “too little too late,” but on second thought, if news spreads like it usually does, we’ll have at least one less offender out of this.
Now, if I could only convince the county to install speed bumps on my street I’ll be happy. It’s a cinch, the “Slow Children At Play” and the 20 mph signs aren’t doing any good.
In the meantime, I guess I’ll just continue to spray them with my water hose.

GO’s Sand Bucket is only one beach bum’s journal of life at the beach, probably something each of you can relate to. Please feel free to email me with your thoughts, visions and/or feelings of just exactly what the beach means to you.

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