What a great weekend here on 30A! The weather has been so warm, creating lots of opportunities for play outdoors. I’m fortunate to live next door to wonderful neighbors who enjoy time spent outside, too. Karen and Caleb, the couple who had the beach wedding in November, are always ready to go – to do something fun. And their fun is always shared with Knox, the Amazing Black Lab. Karen’s dad and sister came from Alabama to visit for the weekend and they brought their dogs along to the beach. Of course, my Golden Retriever, Scouty, jioned in the mix ,so there were a bunch of active, happy, panting dogs everywhere you turned. As the evening progressed it was agreed upon by everyone to get out a little and take the dogs to the beach. The dogs liked the idea so we leashed them up and headed to Blue Mountain Beach with the happiest dogs in the world.
There’s nothing in the world more fun than a couple of unleashed dogs playing on a nighttime beach with owners who adore them. They ran with wild abandon up and down the beach. They chased each other, they wrestled, they rolled in the sand and then they got up and did it all again! And again. They really had a big time splashing through the Gulf and chasing the waves as they rolled in to shore. They’d come up to us – sitting on the sand – to lay down next to us for a little rest and receive some pets and then, zoom, they’re off again! The evening was spectacular with the stars shining brightly, the breeze so warm and the dogs so happy. These times are times that I will never forget because they are shared with great friends -people and dog friends alike.
I must say that the walk home was far different than the walk to the beach. The dogs were much more calm and relaxed and so were the owners. We heard music and conversation coming from Johnny McTigh’s Irish Pub
The Pristine Beaches of 30A
on 30A and it sounded like everyone there was having a great time outdoors, too. But, we also agreed that we were sure that they were’t having nearly as much fun as we had with our dogs on the beach
If you’d like to know more about 30a’a beaches, click here. See you at the beach!