Saturday, November 24, 2007

Beach House Blues

For those with the means, a second home, say up at"the lake" or down at "the beach" is a great way to get away from the daily grind and get the kids out. I had a number of friends who were always outdoors because of their parent's second home, and I was able to take advantage of the opportunity many times.

This NY Times piece describes why in this era, it's not that easy.
They were so thrilled. Their children — then 14, 11, 9 and 8 — were so thrilled. They collected sea glass and ran on the beach with the dog in the summer. And deep into the fall, Ms. Hammerling recalled, “we enjoyed the quiet with all the tourists gone.”

“We strolled on the Boardwalk and roasted marshmallows in our outdoor fire pit,” she said.