Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be

Anyone who knows me well knows I love being in the sun and on the water so when our daughter and son-in-law invited us to join them on their journey I was elated we would temporarily be living at their bay house just a couple blocks from the beach.

While we were invited to live in the house with them, we opted to park our RV in their drive. It was the best of both worlds…We could be close to them yet everyone could have their space. Oh my goodness I was so excited…I was going to:

  • Walk on the beach every day
  • Go fishing whenever I wanted
  • Wake up and drink coffee overlooking the bay
  • Sit around the fire pit in the evening with a glass of wine
  • Cook on the pit

Then reality set in and discovered living on the coast was not all it was cracked up to be!!!

  • The wind blows non stop which means
    • Every day is a bad hair day
    • The pilot on the water heater would not stay lit…Really bad for an “On Demand” water heater. Ice water in the middle of a shower is a real SHOCKER!
    • Everything must be secured at all times so not to blow into the RV or down the street
    • No fire in the fire pit…too cold or too smokey
  • On rare occasions that the wind does subside, the mosquitos set in or should I say swarm in!
  • The pitter patter of little feet are those of birds walking on the roof
  • Where there are birds…there are bird droppings
  • Our car and truck was alway covered in sand and yep, you guessed it…Bird Droppings!!!
  • The tide is really low in the winter so fishing in the bay quickly turned into fishing in a ditch
  • Speaking of winter…The wind that never stops is extremely cold whipping underneath the RV
  • There are quite a few Coyotes and they howl really loud especially when they are right outside the RV
  • Dense fog…Not like any fog I’ve ever seen! It’s like all the sudden you hit a wall

While living on the coast was not all it was cracked up to be, we did make some incredible memories:

  • Fishing with my son-in-law
  • Drop in visits from our daughter
  • A couple walks on the beach before the cold fronts set in
  • Beautiful sunsets

Yesterday we traded our view of the bay for a view of the bayou. I’ll let you know how that is after we’ve been here a few weeks.

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