A Day at the Beach (kind of)

Justin and I have been missing the ability to just get in the car and drive two hours (or less) to the nearest beach–something we took for granted when we lived in Florida. This is also the first time we’ve ever lived in an apartment complex that doesn’t have a swimming pool for the residents to use. There’s a public swimming pool down the street, but it costs $7 per person to use–about $65 for a summer-long pass. How on earth am I supposed to get rid of my pale winter skin?

So on Saturday we took a trip to Lake Erie, which is about two hours north of Pittsburgh. Lake Erie is somewhat like being at the beach, but also somewhat like being at a lake. There were several children splashing around in the water, but when I went to go dip my toes in the surf, I let out a gasp at how unbelievable freezing the water temperature was. I was also surprised that the waves were bringing a greenish algae onto the shore–but it is a lake, after all. It’s just easy to forget because you can’t see the shoreline on the other side of the lake. Here are a few pictures from our visit:

It's crazy to me how the forest just suddenly ends, and there's a beach.

It’s crazy to me how the forest just suddenly ends, and there’s a beach.

Walking to the beach

Walking to the beach

One of my favorite things--laying out on the sand and reading a book while listening to the waves lap up onto the shore.

One of my favorite things–laying out on the sand and reading a book while listening to the waves lap up onto the shore.

Please don't adjust the settings on your computer monitor. My legs REALLY are that pale...

Please don’t adjust the settings on your computer monitor. My skin REALLY is that pale…

A shoreline covered with pebbles instead of shells

A shoreline covered with pebbles instead of shells

Justin wearing his Dale Gribble (King of the Hill) hat

Justin wearing his Dale Gribble (King of the Hill) hat

Trying to capture our picture in front of the sunset

Trying to capture our picture in front of the sunset

Sunset

Sunset

We had already eaten by the time we passed this diner, but it's definitely on our to-do list next time we visit.

We had already eaten by the time we passed this diner, but it’s definitely on our to-do list next time we visit.

A lovely day at the beach (kind of). πŸ˜€

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4 thoughts on “A Day at the Beach (kind of)

  1. Aww glad you guys got to spend some time at the beach even if it was lined with pebbles and the water was frigid, haha! It’s better than nothing, though, right?! πŸ™‚

  2. Our water here in New England is always frigid too… But still fun to sit by the water and read, for sure. Sounds like a splendid day, and the pics are beautiful. πŸ™‚

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