I know a lot of you are still dealing with cold and snow. I'm sorry. In Florida spring break has started. While I was in Destin over the weekend I could tell the madness that is spring break has begun. I sounded like the town crier when I got home. The tourist are here, the tourist are here! There were all sorts of signs. Fender benders, crowds, Publix was wiped out and sunburns were everywhere.
Sadly, we have already had a spring break death here. A 23 yr old college student found dead after a night of drinking. Last year, 2 kids fell off their balconies to their deaths. Both underage. I know some people think that their kids don’t drink. Just assume that they do. Because more times then not they are.
Crab Island: source
I don’t want to sound all preachy but it is so hard to hear about things like this happening. So take the time to talk about drinking and partying with your kids. Remember all of the things you did as a kid? I know a lot of us would like to forget some of them.
A word about sun block. It is only useful if you apply it before you are beet red and you feel like you want to throw up. To those people who were glowing at Target the other day buying your spf 50, news flash, the wrinkles and sunspots have already begun.
I will admit, I do like to get a tan. I feel thinner with a tan. Just not this tan. You want a little color. A healthy glow. A sun kissed look. Not the overcooked turkey on Thanksgiving day look.
So come and enjoy the beaches of the gulf coast. After the horror of the oil spill last year the businesses would love to see you I’m sure. Just don’t forget the sun block. (see above)