We have a little place at the beach. It's not very big...it's just right for our family. We call it the beach house, but it's not really a house at all. It's located in an oceanfront campground on a permanent site. Our little beach house is called a park model which is basically a road ready, glorified camper/mobile home with a Carolina Room attached to one side. We are a little over a block away from the ocean and we have a small lake across the street....not to be confused with our lake house in the upstate.
Now, I don't call myself a decorator and I don't blog about decorating, but Cliff and I have been doing a little spiffing up...as in...spring cleaning the outside, a little painting and a little rearranging of my porch décor. And I thought I would give you a little peek.
We love it here! Lakewood is our get away, our place of no stress. It's in a gated community, which really doesn't mean much when it comes to thievery. Oh wait, that definitely could be conceived as a direct contrast to the no stress thing. And I'm not gonna lie, the whole fern fiasco a few weeks ago had me out of sorts for a few days. But really, that's one of the only times we've had any trouble. Well, there was the time that some young boys stole a bunch of quarters out of Cliff's Jeep and the one time someone threw overripe peaches at our house. But generally, it truly is a no stress zone for us.
We really enjoy the porch; it's my favorite spot. It's a great place to read or have dinner or relax in the rockers....watching the ducks and geese swimming in the lake across the street.
Included in Lakewood's amenities are a couple of pools and a water slide...there's biking, kayaking and all sorts of games......a summer/weekly music variety show and even church right on the grounds. It's a great place for families. And, we have really good neighbors.
Since our house is so small, I can have it completely cleaned in an hour and that includes the bathroom, dusting, vacuuming and mopping. I'm telling you this because that's how I spent one of my days last week. And afterwards, I rode my bike 6 miles, showered, had lunch with Cliff and then laid out on the beach. It looked sort of deserted. But by June, there will be so many people on the beach that it will be hard to find a spot to lay out on. You either have to go out very early in the morning and claim a spot with your chair, cooler and umbrella or do like I do and just wait until later in the afternoon. It's my favorite time of day to go out on the beach, anyway. There is still plenty of sun and the afternoon breezes have kicked in. It's so peaceful. I usually fall asleep. Ha! I set an alarm on my phone so I can turn before I burn.
So that's our little place at the beach. You can find us bumming there quite often. Come on down and dip your feet in the ocean or bury your toes in the sand. I'll leave the light on.