I don't go to the beach to lie in the sun. I go to walk in the fog. I could probably get a similar effect at home by putting on a white noise CD and sticking my feet in a bucket of ice water, then using exfoliating scrub. But the visuals are better at the beach. I was much closer to this deer than it appears. She woke me up munching brush outside my window. But I got some sun and some city, too: Everything is better when there's a feline involved. This is what geraniums are supposed to look like. Midwestern gardeners, please take note. It's been great.