One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to head out of work on Friday, and b-line for the beach with the family. The standard beach crowd has long since left, over-dosed on sun and sand. The beach is quiet, empty. The evening sun is gold, lighting up surf, clouds and faces. It’s even better when friends are there to share it.
When we arrived the tide was all the way out, and we hiked half way to Spain to be close enough to water for the kids to play. Charlotte paired off with Abby, Jonathan with Alex. Off they went and played nice all evening allowing us to catch up with Andy and Jeri Lyn.
After an hour, the surf started it’s twice daily march up the beach and we retreated to higher ground. Late afternoon storms converged but aimed for Little Tybee and Hilton Head, blessing Tybee with blue skies. We enjoyed another hour, watching the sun go down and lighting in storms to the North and South.
When the beach became too dark we headed off to Huckapoo’s for Pizza. Huckapoo’s is classic Tybee, casual in extreme, plastic cups and tattered menus reminding patrons that they serve pizza, nacho’s and beer. Sun bleached surfers, trucker’s hats, children playing corn-hole and ring-hook, or watching America’s Funniest Video’s while sucking free icy-es.
A six topping request left our waiter baffled, but the result was accepted and quickly disappeared.
Stretching Friday turns every weekend into a three-day weekend. Tell us about your favorite Friday evening family time.
Until next time, Phil