Sunny Sunday

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Sun, 04-28-2013 - 12:29pm

Finally, a beautiful day Laughing

1. Have you been able to wear flip flops/sandals/open toed shoes yet?

2. At what age did you/would you let your child date?

3. Swimming Pools: Do you jump right in or sit on the side?

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Mon, 04-29-2013 - 4:01pm

That's probably wise.  I was an ARC certified swim instructor for years.  But once I got caught in the undertow in the ocean and couldn't see the sun for a bit, I decided to only do ocean swim directly in front of the lifeguard stand!

Oh, that is scary. Surprised

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Mon, 04-29-2013 - 4:05pm

undertows are very scary - you learn at a very young age growing up where I did to swim parallel to the shore to get out from them -- they can be strong!

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Mon, 04-29-2013 - 4:06pm

BeaArthurisMyReligion wrote:
<p>well growingup on an island in Maine will make anyone brave when it comes to the ocean..once you lose all feeling in your extremities it's really quite awesome ;-)  </p><p>in all seriousness i'm only truly 100% happy when I'm on the shores of the Atlantic.. yesterday we went for our first road trip adventure of spring which included my mandate "my feet must touch a beach or rocks at some point.."  ahhhh best place in the world... the ocean truly makes everythign better</p>

Now I am all homesick for the beaches of southern California.  I miss them.   I miss them a lot sometimes.  But I don't miss much else about California.

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Mon, 04-29-2013 - 4:08pm

It was the undertow.  Not a riptide.

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Mon, 04-29-2013 - 4:10pm

bordwithyou wrote:
Now I am all homesick for the beaches of southern California.  I miss them.   I miss them a lot sometimes.  But I don't miss much else about California.</p>

Not the earthquakes, forest fires or mudslides?

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Mon, 04-29-2013 - 4:11pm

ah my mistake.(saw the one and my brain replaced it with the other!) . undertows are scary for a short moment or two  and so disorienting...been there a few times in my life! 

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Mon, 04-29-2013 - 4:33pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div> Now I am all homesick for the beaches of southern California.  I miss them.   I miss them a lot sometimes.  But I don't miss much else about California.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Not the earthquakes, forest fires or mudslides? </p>

Actually the earthquakes can be kind of fun, if they aren't too severe.  Sort of like a roller coaster ride that you don't have to stand in line for.    The traffic and air pollution are what did me in.  Rats shouldn't have to live like that.

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Mon, 04-29-2013 - 5:23pm

1. Have you been able to wear flip flops/sandals/open toed shoes yet?  Many times.  Weather has been back and forth in warmth but was able to wear them for the first time about 3 weeks ago.

2. At what age did you/would you let your child date?  It would depend on a lot of different things. Fortunately, we haven't been faced with whether or not to allow it or not yet. 

3. Swimming Pools: Do you jump right in or sit on the side?  Depends on the weather.  It gets very hot here in the summer, so I have no problem jumping right in, but other days, I'm content just hanging my feet off the side.

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Mon, 04-29-2013 - 5:29pm

One of my fondest memories of my mom from my younger years is that she always played in the waves when I was growing up.  She wasn't a big "get down and play with her kids" kind of mom on other ways, but we went to the beach every summer and she was always right in there on a boogie board catching waves.  The ocean here is pretty cold here at the beginning of the summer, and my kids are always begging me to go in.  I usually wait until later in the summer, but I'm always right out there with them once the water warms up a little.  I hope they remember that about me too when they are my age!

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Tue, 04-30-2013 - 6:42am
"One of my fondest memories of my mom from my younger years is that she always played in the waves when I was growing up." ----------- Yeah, mine always tried to get me in the water too. Not sure why kids like that so much. Now that she is grown, I can finally go in the water again, but it is a little late now, lol.

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