I was reminded this past weekend of how much I love the beach. I grew up going to the beach every summer, and still go about every other year. Taking a nap in the warm sun, the sound of the waves and seagulls, the feel of sand between your toes, taking walks to collect seashells, and eating delicious seafood. Those were some of my favorite trips with my mom and grandmother every year. I don’t think there is anything I love more. I am seriously starting to consider looking for jobs somewhere closer to the beach. Below is a picture of the beach from last weekend, Dauphin Island, AL. It is about a 7-8 hour drive from here, so not too bad, but definitely not a day trip.