Saturday we arrived at Ocean City, NJ for our annual pilgrimage to the coast. I grabbed this shot with my cell phone on the back porch at about 8:00 pm. The sea was calm and pleasant. The only sound was the pound of the surf and the occasional gull.
Inside the house was a completely different story. Everyone bustling about, unpacking, finding a place for things, and enthusing about the week's vacation. Six adults and five teenagers can raise the decibel level quite a bit during this project. It's good to be surrounded by family, but it's also nice to have a quiet place to slip away to for five minutes.
Walking through the patio door I am right back in the fray.