Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Morning on the Boardwalk
This morning I made another early morning run to the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach. This is my new routine. I like it.
I'm surprised that it took me so long to discover this asset right under my nose.
I moved to Delaware three and a half years ago. Our home is six miles north of Rehoboth Beach. It was about a year and a half until I visited the boardwalk and that was because my brother John from South Carolina was visiting and wanted to see the beach.
Occasionally since then I made an early morning run on Sunday. But I didn't consider going down to the board every day because of the crowds. Especially in the summertime, I stayed as far away as possible.
A few weeks ago I decided to visit the boardwalk for my daily walk. Usually I take my morning walk in the development behind where we live. Lately the flies have been very bad. As soon as I stepped into that development the flies would land on me. If it wasn't the flies then it was the mosquitoes. Thus I had to look for a new venue to take my daily walk.
I tried the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach on morning. The ride down Route 1 wasn't bad. In fact, it was a straight shot. Plus the parking is free until 10 am. Since I get to Rehoboth Beach around 6 am, I didn't have a problem parking.
So I did it one morning. Then I pushed my luck and did it a second morning. Then a third. It works.
I enjoy the walk plus I like to people watch. My daily walks are a lot more interesting now. If there is any downside it is the gas I'm using driving six miles down and six miles back. That's a small price to pay for the enjoyment of taking my daily walk on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach. Plus, I have another opportunity to take some more interesting pictures.
This is just another reason why I love my retirement in southern Delaware.