A Beachy Kind Of Day

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 282021

We had to go back to Best Buy in Daytona Beach yesterday to order something that we couldn’t figure out on their website. It’s always fun to wander around there and look at all the new tech toys, but there was nothing I really wanted or needed.

I don’t know if there’s a big sporting event coming up or what, but they had a big display of huge flat-screen televisions on sale. I don’t remember the exact size, but I would have to have a bigger living room just to be able to sit far enough away to watch one and see the entire screen!

When we were done there, we stopped at Books-A-Million and spent an hour or so browsing. While we order a lot of books on Amazon, every once in a while we find something good in a bookstore that we can’t live without, along with some magazines that Terry likes on weaving and knitting and things like that. But this time around nothing caught our attention. It seems like more and more, bookstores are whittling down the number of books they have and adding toys, puzzles, games, and other things. Maybe that’s why we couldn’t find anything we wanted.

It was only another half mile to Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet, and it would be almost rude to be that close and not stop for dinner, right? At least that’s the story I told Miss Terry. We got there about 4 o’clock, and I told Terry we planned it just right. The food was hot and fresh and it wasn’t very busy. When we left about 5:15, people were starting to stream in the door.

Driving back home on U.S. Highway 1, when we got to New Smyrna Beach we decided to take a detour and check out the beach. Volusia County, Florida, is one of the few places in the country where you can drive on the beach, and there were a lot of people out enjoying the sunshine and the water. We found a place to park, backing in so we could see the water and all of the people going by. Hey, it’s not my fault if some of those people were of the female persuasion and wearing revealing swimwear, was it?

But it wasn’t just young hardbodies on the beach. There were all kinds of people walking, playing in the water, metal detecting, building sandcastles, or just soaking up the sunshine, from kids to senior citizens.

We watched two boys with some kind of boogie board trying to surf in the very shallow water washing up on the beach, and they spend a lot more time falling on their butts than they did upright. But they were persistent, and every time they fell they got right back up and tried again.

There were a lot of people riding bicycles. Fat tire bicycles are very popular on the beaches around here. Some people even tow little trailers behind their bicycles to carry kids or just things they want to have with them at the beach.

As I’ve stated many times before, I love classic cars and always appreciate seeing a nice one. This old truck looked pretty sharp, but if I had something that nice I sure wouldn’t be driving it on the beach sand and exposing it to all that salt. But what the heck, to each of his own.

After an hour or so the lifeguards came by in a truck broadcasting that it was 6:30 and time to get all the cars off the beach. So while it wasn’t a long beach day for us, it’s always fun and relaxing to us to just sit there and watch all the action and the surf crashing on the shore. We really do live in a very special place to be able to have this just minutes from our doorstep.

Congratulations Beckie Dobbins, winner of our drawing for an autographed copy of Learn Google Photos 2021 by Chris Guld from Geeks on Tour. The book is loaded with easy-to-understand instructions on how to assemble your lifetime of photo and video memories in one place, and then how to use the program’s powerful tools to edit, organize, and share them, all for free. Chris is a Platinum Level Product Expert for Google Photos and she and her husband Jim have taught classes on computer technology from coast to coast for years. We had 131 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with U.S. addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.

Thought For The Day – You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequences of your choices.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

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