I grew up in Minnesota and Chicago. I loved the rivers and lakes. Beach time was precious.
In my adult life I have lived within about an hour and 15 min from the ocean. Oh, boy, that is incredible.
My beautiful, beloved Jersey shore. My fabulous Long Beach Island. Do you have places you go that restore your soul, your spirits, that are like heaven on earth? For me it is certainly a gathering of dear friends or family. But it is also this specific beach at the Jersey shore. For 9 wonderful years, i lived one hour and 15 min from this beach. Time measured from my living room until i was sitting on a blanket. Thanks to the internet, I can travel there in my mind. What places do you like to go? What memories are wrapped up in that place? I would love to hear your memories… some of you get that same feeling in the forest or in the mountains, I bet!