I hate going to the beach...

nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,070
Here I sit on Zuma beach. It is about 80 degrees right now, and the view is spectacular, but I hate coming here.

Today turned into a family deal, so my beautiful Jaguar XJ is loaded down with all the stuff for two boys, my wife and sister in law. So far no problem, except for the fact that nobody bothered to bring clean, dry clothes with them... just one towel, and my boy is covered in so much sun screen it will take a month to wash it all off.

My wife thinks I hate the beach because I burn so badly here that I need skin grafts to repair the damage. The truth is that coming here is such a production and the mess takes weeks to clean up. The drama is simply too much for the view, and the stupid sun block acts more like gorilla glue.


I hate the beach.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,573
    You need a Suburban..
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,464
    Get a more practical auto for family fun outings and enjoy your activities with them. Win win for everyone.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,070
    The vehicle would not make a difference
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  • Dennis GardnerDennis Gardner Posts: 4,735
    Such first world problems......sun block on my XJ.


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  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,738
    Seat covers. Take them off, wash, store until next trip.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,773
    something about sunscreen and sand has never quite appealed to me.
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  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,742
    From a shirt I bought in Siesta Key:

    "If your lucky enough to be on the beach then you're lucky enough."

    Now, quit your beachin' and go clean your car. :D
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,100
    Try adding a sandy, wet pug and those nasty, invisible bugs that bite you 200 times a minute at nearly every beach in Florida. Siesta Beach on Siesta Key was the only beach I visited that wasn't infested with those carnivorous sand fleas.

    And a wife that has to bring every object she owns that isn't nailed down. "Why don't you just build a garage at the beach? It would save all of this packing."

    And if the mother-in-law is in Florida? Add alcohol and pungent old-lady perfume that is like a chainsaw on the olfactory lobes to the mix.

    I can't wait for Monday so I can go back to work in the A/C under a nice, thick roof.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,581
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Try adding a sandy, wet pug and those nasty, invisible bugs that bite you 200 times a minute at nearly every beach in Florida. Siesta Beach on Siesta Key was the only beach I visited that wasn't infested with those carnivorous sand fleas.

    And a wife that has to bring every object she owns that isn't nailed down. "Why don't you just build a garage at the beach? It would save all of this packing."

    And if the mother-in-law is in Florida? Add alcohol and pungent old-lady perfume that is like a chainsaw on the olfactory lobes to the mix.

    I can't wait for Monday so I can go back to work in the A/C under a nice, thick roof.

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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,576
    The beach sucks unless you have a house on the beach.

    Something in Baja would be nice with a few dirt bikes and ATVs with some jet skis...or maybe a nice bungalow in the Caribbean with a little 120' yacht to get you there...
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,581
    Suck it up cupcake, it's called being a parent. :) learn to prepare better next time. ;)
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  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,114
    I can empathize to a degree, it helps if people are prepared for the trip. Being prepared also means having a fishing pole ready to go, so it doesn’t have to be all bad. B)
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  • John MegadethJohn Megadeth Posts: 1,916
    edited July 9
    I love going to the beach.

    I grew up in South Florida, so the smell of tanning oil and the ocean are always with me. The taste of saltwater and the feeling of sand as I walk go hand-and-hand.

    We’re actively planning our annual family trip right now, in fact. Though there will inevitably be some stress during the trip, that’s bound to happen when you’ve a nine- and five-year old in tow. It’s fine, though, because the memories our kids have of family trips together are so incredibly worth it. Watching the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico is beautiful. Diving and seeing fish swim around you is cool. Shelling with my son is a blast.

    People—more so family—are more important than cars. You’ve your health and your family. So there’s some stuff on your seat; in a month, it’ll be gone. Your family’s memories of the day will last far longer. Enjoy the now. Life can change in a split second, and you’d give anything to have that time with your family back.

    I love going to the beach.

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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,671
    I love the beach, anywhere, with any beach on Maui and Huntington Beach CA as my favorites. I would like to die on the beach when it is my time.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,268
    I thought getting your nice stuff trashed was part of the deal when you have kids.

    Just wait til you find your speakers decorated to look like sunflowers with colored pencils poking out of the drivers like petals in an attempt to bring you some extra sunshine. Or, in passing, noticing your tonearm drooping at an awkward angle, only to realize it's been snapped off, but fixed up good as new with Laffy Taffy.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,773
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,444
    Rent a vehicle ...
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,581
    edited July 9
    I see an SUV in John's future. A Jag isn't exactly a beach going vehicle, unless your single. That might add to the stress of going to the beach.

    Ya need room for the cooler, towels tents toys umbrella stroller clean clothes diaper bag, etc. If your going to use a nice car and think your going to keep it clean....with kids, think again.
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,671
    edited July 9
    He may want to keep the Jag. I see a good chance of him being single someday, as he betches too much.


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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,444
    He lives in CA... The Judge won't let him keep the Jag.
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,671
    ^^I also see a moped in his future.
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  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,939
    Have to side with John on this. Going to the beach with little kids is a PITA. I'm not a beach lover to begin with, add to that the hour spent prepping just to get out the fargin' door and I'm one cranky SOB.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,070
    edited July 9
    After we got home, at nearly 11pm, the wife came to me and said she agreed with every reason I had for not going, said I was right and she was sorry for putting us through that debacle. I did not have time to fully put together my initial post, but the car was the least of my worries.

    Number one on the list was the safety of my son. His skin and eyes are too important to risk in the a 90 degree day at the beach. Second was going with her family in the first place. Third was the traffic... took us two friggin hours to drive 12 miles, and made the day far longer than it had to be.


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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,581
    2 hours to drive 12 miles.....I'd of stayed home. Can't stand traffic like that.
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,444
    All that and the water is too cold anyway...
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,671
    edited July 9
    ^^even in the ghetto California, AKA Florida?

    Don't get me wrong, I like FL. The Atlantic is warmer but the Pacific is beautiful.
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,444
    88* here
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