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A New Cover

Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope it’s a beautiful day where you are and you’re gearing up for a long holiday weekend!

Yesterday, we did some shopping in the morning and after lunch, decided to go to the beach 🏖️ while it’s easy to find a spot, before the hordes get here for the Memorial Day festivities.

It was again, calm, clear, and beautiful. One of the things we bought while shopping was a small cover to give us protection from the sun, so we could stay longer. After the puzzle of setting it up, it was just enough room to put our chairs under.

Not a bad deal for thirty bucks!

The new thing here is very expensive and looks like a piece of parachute material that blows out behind your support poles. I think it’s called a Shibumi, or something like that. Anyway, it’s over $200! Somehow, they are very popular now, despite the price. Well, we have a tent cover that my brother is either going to bring when he visits or send it with our friends when they visit. So we didn’t want to spend a lot for a temporary fix. We were in the IGA and I spied this little cover and said, “ I’m getting this!” I tried to buy it with my gift card, but the lady waiting on me tried to say I didn’t have any money left on it, which is a lie. She just didn’t want to be bothered. Still, I’m going to call the number on the card and make sure. I should have around $30 left.

Dave brought a small pole and some gulp bait and he enjoyed fishing out in the calmer ocean while I floated, yes floated, on my boogie board. I wish I’d have had a blow up float, but you work with what you got, right? I have good balance, so I just slide it under my back and float on it when the waves are super calm, like yesterday.

While back at our spot, I took a selfie in my new hat and bathing suit.

You can see some guys behind me playing washers.

I actually got the hat a couple of weeks ago at Ace hardware of all places! Here on the island, Ace is a different place than just hardware. They have a whole section with candles, gifts, tableware and more. It’s like a hardware/gift shop.

While standing in the clear water, I spotted a pretty striped fish swim but, but I didn’t chase it. We were doing that one year when our friends Kerry and Michelle were down and that’s when Kerry was stung by a stingray. I guess he stepped on the thing and the animal fought back. Poor Kerry, Michelle didn’t believe him at first, but he definitely was stung. Anyway, I was leery to go running after the fish after remembering that.

The water was so clear!

Also, the blue water was so close, it felt like you could walk right to it! Yet again, having a healthy respect for the sea, I don’t dare get too far out, fearing sharks will be between the cuts. I’m not as brave as I was when I was younger. 🤣

Here’s a pic of Dave fishing.

You can see the line where the blue water starts.

We had such a nice afternoon out there without a bunch of people around and their conflicting music, and crazy antics. I know, I’m starting to sound like an old lady, but there’s something to be said for peace and personal space and the ability to enjoy it once in a while. Same with the RV parks. We prefer peace and quiet at night, not a bunch of loud, banging music and people screaming and laughing all night long. Yes, we’ve been those people before, but we were in a cottage or condo and never bothered anyone (at least no one ever complained).

Say a prayer that my brother finds a way to come visit us this weekend. Besides bringing items we need, it will be fun to have him here to share our space and get him some much-needed vacation time. Maybe we can go fishing or to the beach and I can show him my progress on the rock tumbling process. Speaking of that, I checked them this morning and I think I’m going to let them spin until Saturday before I move on to Step 3.:

I suppose the hordes will start arriving tomorrow for the long weekend. This park is about 60% full right now, but I bet it fills up by Saturday! We have to make the most of our time before we can’t even move around on the island for all the people! Everyone have a great Memorial Day weekend!


8 thoughts on “A New Cover

  1. rajkkhoja says:

    Very nice you sharing your long weekend holiday enjoyed. Beautiful memorial day festivities.
    Wonderful Shibumi under sitting chair. Beautiful you take selfie wearing hat & bathing suit and behind couple playing washer. Nice clarity water. When you young you fishing swim. Beautiful blue line water Dave fishing . Nice afternoon bunch of people around and their conflict music.
    The great memorial weekend.

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  2. Sounds awesome! Your tent/coverage looks great! Next weekend Christina and her bo are going camping on Lake grapevine! They bought a 10 person tent from Walmart for $100! It was a online exclusive! I thought it was good. They went and looked at the camping area and to my surprise it was pretty cheap! I hope they have fun!

    The interview will went really well on Tuesday! One girl came and the other one did not. Her loss! Iris is her name! She is 32 and seems really nice, she already filled out the application and has gotten her CPR scheduled for 3 June. She seems right on top of things. Christina really likes her and so does dad! I am so blessed and grateful!

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    • Thank goodness!! I’m so happy for you to have found a good fill-in for Christina. Wow! I can’t believe they found such a good deal on that tent! I hope it serves them well!
      We went back to the beach for a few hours this afternoon, and either the May sun is kind or my sunscreen works really well! No burns, and another calm, beautiful afternoon at the beach! Home now, showered, changed and ready for dinner!
      My brother surprised us with the news that he’s coming to visit this weekend and is going to stay with us! All our friends that are planning to come next month are staying in hotels, right next door…except Sean, who will be staying in a beach house with roommates. This wknd marks the start of some very full days! I’m so happy! ☺️😃


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