Beach vs. InlandWoman in the Middle | September 15, 2013
We just took a quick two night trip to the beach with our girls. They have done things this summer, and we did one big thing this summer, but we haven’t done anything together. Youngest Daughter moves back to school in 2 weeks , so we decided we better get our act together!
While I was there, I was noticing things that are different at the beach than at our home in inland So Cal, even though the two places are less than an hour and a half apart.
For one, we just don’t have any stores that advertise food as “raw, organic, and cold pressed.” We get the “organic” word thrown around at our local grocery stores a bit, but never, and I do mean never, in conjunction with raw and cold-pressed. I am not sure I even know what that means….
My city doesn’t really have a downtown, but the big city next door does. However, no matter how many times I am there, walking around, I don’t see Hare Krishnas marching around, pounding on drums, shaking tambourines, and singing. Just doesn’t happen. Maybe that particular religion needs humidity to survive? It is a lot easier to walk, bang on drums, and sing if it is 83 degrees instead of 102 degrees.
A restaurant that specializes in $30 or more meals is a fancy night out for us. At the beach that is just a regular dinner. Sigh…..
People who have money choose to live at the beach. Money means more expensive cars. Hubby, who loves cars, has a great time watching traffic go by. We just do not see Ferraris and Maseratis back in our neck of the woods.
So after our little get away we are back in our warm inland valley. It was nice to be at the beach but it is nice to be home as well.