I had been talking about it for over a year. It started as a grand plan to lug our portable charcoal grill and all the fixings to create an amazing barbecue on the beach. Yet, as time wore on and the weather and calendar never seemed to cooperate my grandiose ideas became more simplified and streamlined. No need to drag all of these things a quarter mile walk through the sand. All we truly needed was a small picnic, some blankets and really good company.
Then, seemingly out of nowhere, we made it happen. A year spent dreaming of an evening under the stars, waves crashing in the background and toes buried in the cool sand finally materialized.
And it exceeded my every expectation.