Thursday, August 25, 2011

He always seems to know just what I need

David took the day off from work on Wednesday which is always a huge treat for me to have him home.  Lately I've been in a bit of a funk.  I think I need a vacation from life...or something! 

We woke up to some gloomy weather, but heard the forecast for a nice day and some big waves at the beach.  We packed up our stuff, picked up some lunch from the New York Deli and headed out.

By the time we got to Grand Haven the sun was working it's way through the clouds and the waves were totally out of control.  We were ready to have some fun.

The red flag was flying meaning, "No Swimming", but it doesn't stop people.  We knew the rip currents would be strong and we didn't plan on going out very far.

My husband, always the manly man, started showing his stuff against the water.

He was having as much fun as if he were a kid again!

I headed in a bit more timidly....
...but the waves were in total control!
Of course we couldn't go to the beach and not have it feel like date day.  A little "D + G" in the sand felt appropriate.

We needed a bit of R&R after playing in the water.  Wow, suddenly we were both reminded that we are in our fifties and the old bodies aren't quite what they used to be.

Lake Michigan never ceases to amaze me with its beauty.  It doesn't matter if it's summer and hot or the dead of winter and freezing.  It's a beautiful place to behold.
We finally walked the pier and had fun just watching everyone getting pounded by the waves beating along the edges.  These four little guys were giggling their heads off as the water flew up and came back down to totally immerse them.  It was great!
This "boy" wanted to join them in the worst way.  He'll never outgrow being a kid.  I love that about him...most of the time.
We walked the boardwalk and got some ice cream and then decided our day at the beach was about over.  You know I'm having fun when my hair gets wet.  I didn't have a choice.  The waves just took me down.
We headed home and stopped along the way to get a bunch of fresh blueberries and peaches.  I'm hoping to attempt my first peach pie, after all it is my favorite.  I just might make a blueberry one as well.  I would have taken pictures of the fruit, but the camera got drenched.  The car keys were also in someone's bathing suit pocket.  Thank the good Lord they did not end up in the bottom of Lake Michigan.

What a fantastic day!  It might not have been a vacation, but at least for a few hours I totally forgot about life and stress and found good old fun with my best friend!


Just Mom said...

I love seeing Mama and Papa Behr having fun! :-D

You two (well, your hubby) would have a blast at the North Shore of O'ahu. Lots of big "manly man" waves. ;-D

Sylvia said...

Looks like an excellent time. Just what you needed. Great pictures of you both. Make the most of these summer days.

Momma Roar said...

You two are so cute. Love the D & G in the sand. Trav would not wait for me if I stopped to put that in the sand! LOL!! He'd keep walking! HAHA

Those waves are huge. I've been in MI once, I think Ann Arbor area and I remember big waves, but I was so little that I've always thought they just seemed bigger. But this confirms it for me. I'll have to ask my mom sometime what water we were at.

Mari said...

I'm glad you and Dave got to enjoy a day together! Those were quite some waves!

~Karen~ said...

We never get too old to have that fun date, do we?! Looks like a wonderful day! Y'all are just precious!!

Dawn said...

Looks like a great day together. I hope the joy lasted longer than the day! Soon you'll be out there on the ice - oops, maybe I shouldn't have said that!

Connie said...

Great pictures and great memories.
Sorry to hear you lost your posts.