Hey you guys. I’m at my dad’s house in Connecticut today because it’s the day after Father’s Day and I have a flexible schedule so we’re celebrating Father’s Day today, kind of. Slash it’s also sort of Bring Your Daughter To Work Day because my dad works from home and I work from home so I’m sitting on the couch in his basement while he does sales things (whatever that is) and I do research and write in my blog and answer emails. Bring Your Daughter To The Home Office In Your Basement Day.
My dad has a pool but the guys were just here this morning to vacuum it out so it’s still pretty green I guess. But it’s sunny out and I want to go swimming. So let’s talk about swimming you guys! Also, on a related note, tomorrow is the summer solstice. Is it? Tomorrow? Let me check. Google confirms it. Tomorrow is the Official First Day Of Summer. Don’t you want to go swimming with me, everybody?! Now, for your workday day-dreaming pleasure, a list of the best places I have ever been swimming.
1. Old Orchard Beach, Maine. My family has a cottage in OOB and I love it there even though it is the Jersey shore of Maine. Perhaps BECAUSE it is the Jersey shore of Maine. Swimming in OOB requires a certain kind of disposition. You have to commit. None of this “I’ll go in if it’s not too cold” business. It will probably be too cold but you have to go in anyway. There are SUCH WAVES in Old Orchard Beach. Super fun, smack you on your ass waves. And some days when you put your head under water you get a brain freeze.
2. Walden Pond, Concord, Massachusetts. So pretty. So historical. Crystal clear water. Close to my apartment.
3. Rendezvous Bay, Antigua. I went here in 2008. We had to hike about 45 minutes to get there because you can’t reach it by car. Some people came in boats. At one point, the boats left and my family left and it was just me and Billy floating in the ocean at an empty beach. Magical! You guys it was so magical. Look at the water!
In conclusion, let’s go swimming you guys. Who’s with me? I’ll bring the sunscreen. I don’t want you to get skin cancer.
What are the best places you’ve gone swimming?!