Happy Tuesday everyone. And since it is already once again Tuesday, I will be sharing some T Day photos with the T Gang over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog.
It is hard to believe that last Tuesday was January 1, New Years Day. It seems once the holiday decorations come down and life gets back to "normal" again that the holidays were long ago. But of course, they weren't, were they?
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So let's go back to last Monday, December 31.
I was still on school break, and my husband decided to take that Monday off from work to give himself a second 4 day weekend, as he had one over the Christmas holiday. We knew we were going to get a bit of sketchy weather that evening, so we decided to celebrate New Years during the day instead. We started off by going out to breakfast out our favorite local hole in the wall breakfast place.
I think lots of folks had the same idea because we had a 45 minute wait for a table. I think that is worse than on a weekend.
I snapped these while we waited in my husband's truck as the restaurant really doesn't have any inside waiting area and it was a bit too chilly to stand for 45 minutes outside.
Once we got a table I had my usual egg, hash and baked beans, which I totally forgot to snap a photo to show you. But while waiting I had a cup of their delicious homemade cocoa with real whipped cream. I figured I had been good for the couple of days before that one, and the "diet" would start on the first.
Afterwards we headed back to the beach, this time York Beach in York, Maine. It's not a bird watching spot so I didn't go looking for snowy owls this time, but at low tide there's lots of walking area and the sand here gets hard. My dad used to refer to this beach as Hard Sands, but it's actually called Long Sands.
The clouds from the New Year's Eve storm were starting to roll in by the time we went walking, but it sure made for some great lighting for photos.
And of course we brought the dogs along. They love a good beach walk. Infact, for some reason they get so excited they need to act like crazy dogs and jump up on their hind legs and growl and play bite each other. Only at this beach though. I don't get that part.
But then they settled down into walking mode.
Back in my youthful 20's I used to rent a furnished condo here from September through June. It worked out perfect for me because I could walk this beach most days after work. And then when school got out in June, I could move out and the owners could rent it out for the summer. I think I used to pay like $240 a month to live at the beach off season. I can only imagine what it costs now since I have been at this job for 35 years. Holy cow. I didn't imagine that would happen back when I lived here in York.
This was my perfect way to wrap up the old year and celebrate a new one, since I love going out for breakfast and a good beach walk. Think I will have to make this more of a priority in 2019, well at least before it is beach season and they then charge for parking and the beaches are packed with sunbathers.
Have a happy T day my friends, and for the rest of you who didn't stop by for T, hope it's a great day also.