Each year I make a mental "Bucket List" of things to do before this favorite season slips away.
It's been a full, busy summer and there were two things left on the list:
1. Go to Montrose beach.
(This is on Lake Michigan in the city of Chicago.)
Even better: Take Miss E along with us!
We have been having some very hot days here lately. Fog has also been a part of the forecast.
It was truly beautiful at the beach even though we could barely tell the lake was there at first.
The sky was bluer than blue and the water had fog above it with extremely low visibility.
And, as it was late in the afternoon no sunblock was needed.
Miss E was excited about the prospect of a picnic, but most enthused about the sand she could play with. Coming from the City Nest and not having the beach toys one would need, I turned to our recycle bin. The yogurt, cottage cheese and whipped topping containers would do, as well as the colorful spoons brought home from Yogurt Square. The best toy though? That would be the egg
There was one in our little group who chose to swim out to deeper waters, and two who preferred splashing near the shore.
Though there were people at the beach, it still was relatively quiet. The balloon man and the cotton candy guy didn't make many sales.
(Although they might have if we had our wallets along.)
Never would we have guessed our lives could be so filled with last hurrahs, blessed beyond belief
thirty three years ago when we bid a sad farewell to our first daughter on this August 29 day.
God is so good.