|Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk|
Yesterday morning after I got a haircut I decided to visit the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach. I don't visit the boardwalk as often as I used to. Mainly because I don't like the ten mile ride down Route One from Casa Tipton-Kelly to Rehoboth Beach. Although it is a straight shot, there are too many lanes, too much traffic, too many aggressive drivers. I don't need that stress.
However, I do like the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach. It is exactly one mile long. I park at the one end and walk to the other end. The combination of the boardwalk and my walking sneakers has the proper spring to my step. I always feel good after my "Boardwalk Walk."
When I first got my new Subaru three years ago I used to make the ten mile trip almost every day. I enjoyed walking by the ocean, hearing the waves wash up on the beach, hearing the sea gulls, observing the many different folks…..life. After all, I'm only ten miles from "the beach" so why not take advantage of it. I remember all those years when we used to live in New Jersey and Pennsylvania when a trip to Rehoboth Beach was a major endeavor (three hour trip one way). Now that I'm only ten miles away, why not?
Well, one reason is in the summertime, after Memorial Day we local residents avoid Rehoboth Beach as much as possible. Why? Traffic. Very simple. One just sits in traffic, inching one's way towards "the beach." I remember last year when I suggested to my Canadian friend that we "go to the beach." After about a half an hour of sitting in traffic in the steaming heat I told him to make the next U-turn. We headed home for a more sane alternative to spend our summer afternoon.
So yesterday I put myself on the boardwalk and did my sprint to the end. After only a few minutes I heard "Is that Ron Tipton? Yes, that is Ron Tipton!" I was recognized. Ah fame, not so fleeting. The person who recognized me is a blog follow and a new found friend Susan M. Small world. This is the same Susan who just happened to be in the Backyard Restaurant in Milton last month and recognized Dr. Spo and Company. Small world.
|Susan - blog follower meets up with blogger|
Susan and I had a pleasant chat and we were both soon on our way. Just another interlude in a very pleasant day folks here in Rehoboth Beach, Washington D.C.'s summertime capital.