My dear wife Karen and I hoped for a little Serenity Now on the stools of the Tiki Bar, high over the beach of Cape Cod, steps from the Ocean House restaurant and the resort motel it serves.
That’s on our Traditions List for this annual pre-tourist-rush week in the Happy Cottage.
Alas, on the first true beach day, upper 70s and not a cloud in the sky, the white wood boards were pulled down over the Tiki Bar’s sides Wednesday afternoon.
We stood looking out over the blue water. I pulled out my iPhone 6, naturally.
Karen grew up in Los Angeles for her Wonder Bread years and then went to high school in San Diego. She’s a beach girl, always. But the Pacific Ocean held her fascination for trips with family and friends. I grew up on Long Island, near to this Atlantic but really close to the rocky shores of the Long Island Sound to throw in the fishing line with dad Frank from the dock. The roll of the tides fascinates my more now than it did then.
We both stood quietly for a few moments and enjoyed it.
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We will return to the Tiki Bar, we told ourselves. Dang, time is running down, I thought. More than halfway through. I did not say this out loud to MDW Karen.
Do you have any fun outdoor bar stories to share? Do you have any fun beach stories to share? When and how did you learn how to swim?