It's Saturday Night -
1) What is your favorite summer memory? [Thank you to Linda Stufflebean for suggesting topics!]
2) Write your own blog post, or add your response as a comment to this blog post, in a Facebook Status post or note.
My favorite summer memory is going to the San Diego beaches!!! As a teenager aged 13-16, going to the beach with my buddies was the best part of a San Diego summer. The water was cool (65F to 70F), the air temperatures were reasonable (70F to 80F), and the waves were relatively small - 2-4 feet - just the right size for bodysurfing. We usually went to Mission Beach, which also had Belmont Park amusement park with a big roller coaster and food, plus the Olympic-sized swimming pool. And there were plenty of girls and young ladies to watch when we were sunning ourselves on our towels on the sand. We usually hitchhiked to the beach from the top of Texas Street hill (which goes down into Mission Valley, which had a road - now a freeway - that went to the beach area) because none of us had a drivers license. Sometimes, a buddy's parents would drive us. We tried to go every weekend when I was a teenager.
When Linda and I had children, we would usually go to Silver Strand beach on the ocean side of the road from Imperial Beach to Coronado. I body surfed there too, watched my girls in the water, and we built sandcastles on the shore.
The drawback to the beach was the sunburn. I had short blonde/brownish hair, blue eyes, and often came home with a very red back, head, arms and legs. I now have pre-cancerous spots on my head, arms and back and yearly the dermatologist has to freeze them off.