Life’s a beach!Posted: June 24, 2011 Filed under: baseball, breast cancer | Tags: Beachside, cancer battle, girls' trip, Little League All Stars, recovery, South Padre Island, Zac Brown band 6 Comments
I’m on the 7th-floor balcony overlooking the beach at South Padre. The weather isn’t great, but the air is salty, the breeze is cool, the seagulls & pelicans are flying, and the sound of the ocean is magical. The most important part: I’M HERE! Cancer has no place on this balcony.
I’ve been here almost 24 hours and have yet to step on the beach, but no worries. Yesterday was consumed with airport transportation, procuring supplies, and waiting for the bridge to the island to re-open. While stuck in traffic, we noticed an older man riding a kitted-out scooter of sorts, bright yellow with “Granpa’s Hog” painted on the back. It has a lawnmower engine and he zips along pretty quickly. He had no traffic issues on the sidewalk. The best part: we saw him pull into the drive-through liquor store! Brilliant.
Editor’s update: Nancy texted me the pic and I’ve inserted above.
[I have a photo but can’t download it from my phone and upload it to my iPad. Advanced technology also has no place on this balcony; the photo can wait.]
Last night, Payton’s All Star team had another stunning win in game 2 of the District Tournament. The 18-3 game included a 3-run homer and some stellar plays by the boys in red. Next game, tomorrow night. I’ll be there in spirit, but like Zac Brown, I hope to have my toes in the water, ass in the sand, not a care in the world, a cold beer in my hand. Life is good today, indeed.
Have one for me too. Enjoy your vacation!
Welcome to the no cancer zone; cocktails are being served everywhere! Too bad you’re missing out on seeing how many pepperoni rolls Payton can cram down his gullet.
No cancer zone rocks, beer on the beach rocks and well…Double Dave’s pizza rolls are solely responsible for my freshman 15 (so enough said). Basically, all in all this is a great blog entry in my book!
Go P-man on the ball field & Go Nancy K on the beach!!!!!
I love the scooter photo and image. Drive-through liquor store. Wow! I didn’t think there were any left anywhere on the planet.
Interesting. Never would have thought of going through a drive through on a lawnmower.
“Cancer has no place on this balcony,” I love that statement. Enjoy and restore yourself! And I hope the baseball team got another win!