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Beach Day

Beach Day

Finally! Beach days have arrived!

Last week it rained and was cold enough to turn the heat back on in my house, so when I realized that today was going to be balmy and beautiful, and I didn't have any set plans, I decided to spend a sabbath on the beach.

The ocean rejuvenates me in a way few things can. I didn't have anyone to go with, so I just took a backpack full of books and drove down to Matunk to spend the afternoon. t was so...relaxing! I read an anthology I bought at AWP in February, the latest from orthern Passage, nd the first story in the book was written by someone I know! (He was a Fellow at Writing Workshops in Greece.) 

Then I went to the Ocean Mist for a drink overlooking the sea. I didn't know what to order, so Sulley the Bartender whipped something up that (by request) "wasn't too sweet," and it ended up being perfect.

I asked if it had a name, and he said no, so I'm calling it "The Sulley." It looked like he combined a Deep Eddy (flavored) vodka, St. Germaine, and a splash of soda, with lemon and lime as garnish.

The Sulley, on the balcony of The Ocean Mist

The Sulley, on the balcony of The Ocean Mist

On my way out of town, I stopped for gasoline in N. Kingstown, and the station just so appened to be next door to an ice cream shop. Soooo, obviously I had ice cream for dinner. 

Black raspberry and peanut butter cup from The Inside Scoop

Black raspberry and peanut butter cup from The Inside Scoop

so. Beach day. Books. The Sulley. Ice cream for dinner. 

It was a great inaugural day to summer.  

Being Present

Being Present

Chance Encounters

Chance Encounters