We’ve been back for almost a week from our vacation on Outer Cape Cod. While it was fantastic to go away to one of our favorite places on Earth, I also think about how lucky we’ve been and are to have the beaches of Fairfield to enjoy.
A couple of years ago, Marilyn gave me the gift of a picture frame in the shape of a sea star. I look at it every time I am at the kitchen sink – which is many times every day! In it, I have written a variation of a quote I’ve seen about living on a lake, “If you are lucky enough to live near the beach, you are lucky enough.”
While we don’t live on a lake, we live less than a two-minute drive from a public lake, where all three of our children learned how to swim for $25 for a three-week session, a half an hour lesson, Monday through Thursday. There are two sessions per summer and for every summer of the last seven years, I have signed up each child for both sessions as soon as they were eligible at age 5. Even with last year’s increase in family membership, it is still a great bargain.
Nearing the end of summer vacation from school, I am grateful for the summers we have “staycationed” (even before the word became a word!) and for this summer when we were able to go away to a beach where the kids could ride some good waves on their boogie boards.
Lucky enough to live near several beaches,
- Fairfield CT (ctgreenrealestate.wordpress.com)
- How Planning for DIning-Out and Dining-In on a Weeklong Vacation Paid Off (twofrugalfairfielders.com)