I took this picture in Oahu, Hawaii.
This picture was taken at the North Shore in Oahu before the sun set. I don't look too happy but I totally was! :)
I love the ocean. No really, I don't think you understand. I LOVE THE OCEAN! It is my all time favorite place to go. Wanna know a little secret? I didn't see the ocean until I was 17 years old. After I graduated high school, my sister Jaclyn and her husband invited me to spend a summer with them in Burlington, NC. I accepted :) and it was with them that I went to the beach for the first time. We went to Carolina Beach. I think we got there around 6 or 7. I remember how happy I was to finally be there. :) I was lucky enough to go to the beach several times that summer with my sister and I just loved every minute of it!
The next summer, after my first year of college, a friend and me lived at Carolina Beach At the beginning of the summer my sister and brother-and-law bought a beach house a few blocks down from the cockroach infested dump that I called home. It was still great to me though! ;) That summer was fun because I got to see my sister a lot and got to spend lots of time at their beach house. She and I grew close that summer.
To me the ocean is the most peaceful place to go. I can sit at the beach all day and never get bored. A good beach read and some Miller Lite will make me the happiest girl ever. I love the sand and the constant breeze. Hearing the ocean waves and watching the tide role in is pretty much perfect in my opinion. And the sun. Oh I love the sun. I always have even since I was a little girl. In WV we had an in-ground pool and my siblings and I pretty much lived in our pool area in the summer. Even after we moved to another city in WV I still stayed close to the water and the sun. My then best friend, Beth had a boat and I would spend summers with her at her family's cabin on Cheat Lake swimming, tubing, and skiing. I have so many good memories when I think back on those times.
Whenever I think of vacationing the beach is always my first pick. Going to the ocean pretty much trumps any other place. I am content when I am there. My mind is always at ease and I truly feel happiest when I am at the ocean. :) :) :)