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Literally some of the best parts about swimming in the ocean. Get some nerves, people! Adventure awaits! (just make sure you 1) can swim, 2) can navigate out of an undertow (parallel to shore, then diagonally in) and 3) NEVER drink and swim, no matter how good a swimmer you are!)
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Swim. Oddly relevant. After not swimming for years (I competed through college and then this whole “adulting” thing happened), I recently got back in the pool and loved it. Now I swim 3x week?
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Thank you - I needed that! With all the skinny jeans and gelled/sprayed/shellacked hair, the only one I could identify was James. Except “Hot Jim.” Unfortunately, Hot Jim doesn’t have 1/100th the personality of John Krasinski. (Shhhh….my man and I have a huge couple’s crush on he and Emily Blunt - they’d make good drinking buddies!)
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I live in a place where 1 br apartments go for $1500 up, and if you want to buy, condos start at $300K and townhomes start at $900K . I have a degree and a good job, but few people who grew up here could afford to move back and buy here. The 4br/2.5ba 2000 sq ft house my man just bought us in CT was about 200K. Here, it would be about a million.
It takes an adult to 1)care for your parents and 2)admit that you need help. If it’s a mutually beneficial situation there is nothing wrong with it. It also gives your parents time to get to know you as an adult. Your relationship changes, but that can be a very good thing. After being isolated from my parents for 12 years by my ex husband, I’m cherishing this time, knowing that as I’m moving to CT in a few months, it’s limited. I love them more now than ever before.
Fail. I moved home at 42 to help care for my parents and to recover from an abusive marriage and vicious divorce. We are always there for each other, and I could not have been in a safer, more loving environment to heal in. My parents are my heroes?.
I agree. It’s nice to experience once, but give me Okrakoke Island on the OBX any day! I live just outside DC in a gorgeous area, but it has grown up and fallen victim to gentrification. I go on vacation to escape the environment of entitlement!
Rehoboth Beach! I grew up spending the same week every August in Ocean City, MD, right where the 62nd street bridge ends at an old beach dive motel called The Weathervane. The same families showed up year after year, so my brother and I had “beach friends.” We went to Rehoboth for a day every year to get Dolly’s Taffy & to ride the old school haunted house on the boardwalk - it’s still my mom’s favorite to this day. Then they tore our beloved Weathervane down to build pricy condos, and the magic was over. We tried other hotels, but never reconnected with the other families. After about three years of trying to capture that magic, we stopped going there. I went off to college and did the spring break thing, and our parents took us to Acapulco and Honolulu, but they just weren’t the same?.
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