Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sunrise

On this, my first day of a coastal vacation, Pete decided to awaken me about 6am. I tried to quiet him and encourage him to settle down, "it's not time to get up yet" as I do at home. Boy was I wrong. He was like a toddler on Christmas morning (or perhaps on their first day at the beach). I can't say I blame him, we did arrive last evening after a considerable car ride in dog time to the coast blanketed in darkness. He did wonder as we settled into slumber just exactly what that rolling and constant crashing noise was. To save the rest of my family from an early vacation rise we crept down the stairs, tshirt, shorts, sneakers, & a leash in hand and headed for an early morning long walk along the shoreline. Since my daily commute is now narrated by Eat, Pray, Love I have a slight philosophical moment of clarity ... while my spotty alarm clock did awaken me way too early for vacation, (which will leave me in need of a 2pm nap for sure, but hey, its the beach, I can do that!) if he hadn't, we wouldn't have caught the sunrise. {Dear Birthday present fairies, I could really use a new camera}


We wouldn't have run into a fisherman on the beach who had just caught a shark, and we wouldn't have gotten to see the rather charming patterns a jelly fish had made on the sand. I took the "if you can't beat him" mantra, went for a long, quiet walk along the shore and just enjoyed being at the beach, no matter how early it is.


But hey tomorrow buddy, let's sleep in a little ok?

10 comments:

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Awww!!!!! Love this post!!! That's so cool how you got to see all of those things since you woke up early! What a great start to the day! :)

Mrs. Potts said...

I think they have the ability to know when something special is going on & are excited to start the day. At least Maddy always was & Hade Dog still is.

Enjoy your vaca!

QueenBeeSwain said...

isn't it fun to find the silver lining in things?! bonus silver lining- you have the perfect excuse for a nap now :)

xoox

kHm

Sweet Simplicity said...

What a stinker! I love early morning beach walks though. It is so peaceful.

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Wonderful! I always forget about things like sunrises, as I usually drag myself out of bed around 9, ha! I can't believe you saw a dude catch a shark, wow! Have a great time at the beach!

Dollface said...

furbabies get up sooo early!!! dont they want to snuggle and stay in! hope wedding planning is treating you well doll! xxxooo

Lisa said...

Sounds like the spotted alarm clock knew what he was doing ;-)

Heather said...

:) So cute!

Pink, Green, and Southern said...

Oh how I love it when Cricket decides that I need to get up at the crack of dawn, although her motivation is usually food, not a walk. Have a fun trip!

Kristen said...

aww so pretty!! I wish I could get my butt out of bed early to see the sunrise!!