Deck shoes are a part of most people's wardrobes around here; flip flops are worn on a regular basis by men and women alike, mostly to help keep the sand out of our shoes, not just because they like flip flops. Most of our neighbors, family, and friends love water-sports such as jet-skiing, kayaking, surfing, water-skiing, and more.
Once we move to the country, it will be an different world to live farther away from salt water. We'll be living very close to a major lake in Texas along with enjoying a small spring-fed lake at the back of our property, but I will be forced to travel to the coastline, frequently, so I can hear the waves crashing on the shoreline. I love that sound.
Down the street, Deputy Dave and I have this view at our disposal. The picture below is only about two miles from our house, only a bike ride away. Bad side of this view is when a hurricane is approaching and you must decide if you need to high-tail it away from water...again. Since hurricanes can be unpredictable for a while, until they approach the coastline and are more "chartable," it can be a hard call to make. The best thing to do is to stay prepared for evacuation and also stay prepared for hunkering down. Either way, you'll be prepared!
At our country home, as a hurricane approaches, we can relax a bit more. However, since we're prone to tornado spin-offs from stormy weather, we'll still be on the look-out.
Regardless, our master bedroom in the country will embrace the theme of "water." I'm putting together a series of photos to have blown up to poster size for framing so we can still see the ocean every day as we're dozing off to sleep or getting ready to start our day.
However, on most nights, I think we'll be drifting off to sleep to the sound of crickets.
If the bats haven't gobbled them all down...