Yesterday after running a few errands (one of which nearly resulting in our acquiring two new dogs–sheesh!), Mr. R. and I went for a nice walk on the beach. After an unusually rainy week, Saturday was absolutely gorgeous. We found a perfect place to park along A1A in Jupiter, left our shoes in the truck, and waited for a group of tourists to leave the boardwalk beach access so I could take this picture.
Had they not been super annoying, they would have been a riot. The older woman of the group helpfully informed the others of the shower that was stationed on the sidewalk just down the steps of the boardwalk. “Now the top is a shower and the bottom jet is for feet ONLY.” Yeah, thanks Captain Obvious. We giggled about that all day.
Mr. R. and I strolled north toward the Jupiter Reef Club, walking along the edge of the surf, collecting a few rocks along the way. He found this one shaped like a heart and sweetly consented to pose for a cheesy lovey-dovey picture. I can’t help it, really. Somewhere along this stretch (and we can never recall exactly where) is the place where some years ago he dropped to one knee and proposed.
After our walk, we drove the F-150 a few miles up the road to the Jupiter Inlet, where surprisingly for such a beautiful day, we found a perfect place to park. We walked along the jetty nearly to the end as we watched boats zipping in and out of the inlet. It was so nice to sit on the seawall enjoying the sun and the water, seeing the silver flashes of tons of fish that were darting around just off the rocks.
It had been a while since we’d been to the inlet and yesterday we saw the memorial sign someone put up in honor of two young teenage boys who went out fishing one day this summer and never returned. The sign with all the gifts people have left is a sad reminder of such a tragic loss.
Mr. R. and I left the Jupiter Inlet and ended up making a run for the border, having lunch at a nearby Taco Bell. It was pleasantly uncrowded and we really enjoyed ourselves.
So what did we learn?
- A date doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive. As long as we enjoy each other’s company and take the time to make us a priority, we don’t have to spend tons of money.
- When A Second Chance Dog & Cat Rescue is having an adoption event at the pet store, don’t go there!
- Be sure to tell those you love that you do, and hug them every chance you get. You never know which time will be the last time.
- Don’t be that obnoxious know-it-all tourist who ruins everything for everybody.
- Taco Bell’s new burrito with the Fritos in it is pretty darn tasty.