Wednesday

Going to the Coast





The dog days of summer are in full swing and you'd better believe we’re all feeling it.  Hazy waves of heat are lifting off of asphalt, icy glasses of lemonade are sweating rings into everybody’s coffee tables and AC is either blasting freezing air into homes and offices or there’s a stifling silence as units give out at the worst moment possible. Gotta love summer.

It’s hot and all I want to do is head to the coast.  The idea of cool ocean waves licking at my feet and gulf breezes leaving the tang of brine in my nose spurs me on.  In Texas we’re lucky enough to have more than one choice when it comes to coastal getaways.

But how do you decide which beach is your beach?

Some beaches are known for surfing or kiteboarding, others for beachcombing or building sandcastles. Where you go may be as easy as knowing what it is you want to do once you get there.

As for me, I’ll be heading to my go-to beach at Padre Island National Seashore to get those salty waves and cool coastal winds.

It’s not exactly a hotspot for beachgoers, but when my kids run into the waves I can remember how tightly they gripped my hands the very first time I led them into the surf. That’s how I know it’s my beach.

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