Originally Posted by in stitches
i dont know how that was arrived it, but i could believe it. wow.
yes. how awesome is it to hang in a boat with family and friends and chill on a beautiful river or lake? the answer of course, is so awesome.
Some of the best memories I have from my often-tumultuous relationship with my dad have to do with boats, so it's something that has a very strong positive connotation for me. I will say, however, that saltwater > freshwater, though I'm not one to complain when I can feel water rolling beneath my feet.
I used to love it when we'd take the boat to a dockside bar and restaurant and my dad would convince them to sell me booze despite the fact that I'd "forgotten" my ID.
Man, now I'm doing some hard core reminiscing about some great times with my old man.
Originally Posted by Thomas
Funny, this. I hate Texas beaches (1 hour from Galveston and can't be bothered), but put me in Mexico and I'll take the sun and sand all day long.
I will say that I'm more inclined to go to the beach when I'm vacation than I was when I was just a few miles from the beach, but I still strongly prefer overlooking the water from a non-sand location. In a perfect world, my down time would include a tiki bar overlooking a beach where I could watch my wife and child enjoy the sun and sand until we decided it was time to motor away in our cruiser.
Originally Posted by aravenel
Exactly. My family is from Charleston, and I grew up on boats. Love boats, love sailing, love the ocean... But sitting on a beach drives me nuts. It's hot, sandy, and there's nothing to do. I can be convinced to do a natural, empty beach--think St Johns, where most of the beaches are National Park land so there is no development on them--but "normal" beaches a la Florida, GA, SC, etc I have zero desire to do.
My wife and her family wanted to go to the beach last summer. I agreed, but on the condition that it be at one of the beaches near Charleston so I could borrow a family members' boat and have something to do all day. It worked out pretty well for everyone involved.
With ya 100%.
This post makes me want to go to Charleston. I've never been, but people have told me I have
to visit, given I love Savannah.