Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: Favorite Thing about Summertime

Kayak on the beach

Happy Memorial Day!

When I woke up this morning, I heard the rumble of thunder and the tap-tap-tap of pouring rain. A cool breeze blew in the windows, cooling down the house for the first time in days. Now, it’s sunny and warm … That’s one of the things I love about spring: the contrast of cool breezes and warm days.

What I also love — about both Memorial Day and spring — is that summer is coming soon.

Today’s Eat. Live. Be. topic is all about summertime. Specifically, our favorite things about summertime. What are you most looking forward to this summer?

For me, it’s the beach. Hands down, summer isn’t summer for me without toes dug into the sand, swimming in the cool Long Island Sound and lunches eaten precariously by the water (where I frantically try to keep sand out of my sandwich).

We love everything about the beach: Kayaking in the waves, riding my beach cruiser along the shoreline, laying in the sun (with sunscreen on, of course), running on the sandbar, searching for periwinkles and hermit crabs, creating sandcastles, flying kites on windy days, seeing how far we can walk out on the sandbars at low-tide, boogie boarding and even screech-worthy skim boarding. We’re all ready for a beach-filled summertime.

Looking for some tasty bites for your next beach adventure? Try these!

Perfect Beach Bites

Finally, a thank you to all the men and women who’ve given their lives for our country to be a free nation. It’s that freedom that lets us dream about fun-filled summer days and look forward to peaceful summer days at home.

Be sure to check out the other ELB bloggers for what they are looking forward to as well.


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