I have always loved anything to do with water, whether it is a creek, waterfall, lake, river, or the ocean. So a few years ago when my parents announced that we would be having our yearly vacation in South Carolina by the beach with a few of our friends, Diane and I couldn't think or talk about anything else until the vacation actually took place.
The weather was perfect with gorgeous blue skies, a hot sun shining on us, and nice breezes drifting through the palm trees. Every day of our vacation we went to the pretty beach on Sullivan's Island. The fact that the island has a delightful name contributed to the splendor of the whole affair.
While the grownups took the more logical and rational approach to the beach my sister Diane and I went crazy, we went splashing and jumping into the waves, we gathered lots of shells and shrieked every time a crab sneakily pinched our hands before we threw the occupied shell back into the ocean. We made sand drawings, "tried" to learn how to swim, and had an all around good time.
I still love the vast, blue ocean and can't wait until I get to see it again.