He does it again!

Apparently my favorite Red Sox player likes having Texans in the house…since we’ve been here, he’s hit back-to-back walk-offs for Sox victories. Very nice. Last night’s was especially exciting because it was a walk-off home run.  Just as we were hoping against extra innings, Jacoby delivered.

There will be lots of happy Sox fans on the beach today. I’m heading down in a few minutes for more fun in the sun. Last night’s lobster feast at Markey’s was as good as ever. Macy had asked if she could have some of my lobster tail, and rather than share what IMHO is the best part of the lobster, I said, “Get your own, kid.” We figured she’d eat part of the tail and we’d have extra lobster to put in scrambled eggs this morning. Then we learned that there’s no such thing as “extra lobster.” That bug was picked clean. 

So there will be no lobster & eggs this morning. No matter; we’ll get more. That’s the beauty of being at Salisbury Beach — plenty of lobster, whether from Markey’s or steamed on site at the grocery store.

Trevor will be creating another sand sculpture today, to add to the two he’s already done: 

He’s taking requests, so if there’ something you want to see, by all means shout it out. His sand sculptures are pretty popular around here and are much admired, although I thought Macy might smack the lady who walked by yesterday and thought Perry the Platypus was a dinosaur. Sometimes being in the presence of art invokes strong emotions.

We’re all about traditions at Salisbury Beach. Whether it’s dinner at Markey’s or dessert next-door at Dunlap’s or sand sculptures on the beach, tradition rules, and this year our traditions are even more special. Like the Joni Mitchell song says, “Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone,” traditions become more important when threatened with extinction. To say I’m glad I’m here this year is to be loaded with meaning. I’m glad I’m here, in Massachusetts among friends I consider family at a beach my family loves. But even more so, I’m glad I’m here.


5 Comments on “He does it again!”

  1. David Benbow says:

    Love the sand sculptures! Kudos to Trevor. I’d like to see him do Piper the Pig or a sock monkey.

  2. I grew up literally 15 miles south of where you’re vacationing!! Enjoy.

    Here’s my request for sand art … the spoked B for the Boston Bruins.

    Have a blast. SOX/Tribe tied at 2 – top 3rd.

  3. Trevor Hicks says:

    Thanks for the ideas, I’m on the DL today. Tennis elbow and an old car-accident back injury aren’t feeling too good after several days in a row of heavy digging.

  4. Barb Fernald says:

    It sounds like you’re having a great vacation. Welcome back to New England. (Even if those lobsters you are eating are not from Maine.) We love to hear about people who plan to eat lobster every day of their vacation!

  5. Lobsters and sand sculptures. Life is good🙂


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