Okay, so maybe I would need two extra years.
I think this was bought from an Irish website, www.shopirish.com maybe? Can’t say for sure.
After a couple of “non-beach” days, I had a fun with the fam at Basin Head (www.basinhead.com) today. Basin Head has a bridge that connects two parts of the beach, and the water in the inlet is deep enough to dive into. Even though there are signs that say “Jumping is prohibited”, everyone jumps in (there are also ladders on either side to climb after you have jumped in). I think we were there for about 5 seconds before my nephew was asking if he could jump in. After he finally got to plunge, he wasn’t ready for the strong stream that pulls you out towards the beach water (which is a lot more shallow). He missed the first ladder and tried vigorously to swim back towards it. I told him to go to the next ladder, but he missed that one too! Even though he would have floated safely to the shallow beach water, he told the lifeguard he needed help and was soon escorted back to land. I was glad that this first jump didn’t stop him. My brother, other nephew, and I all jumped in too. My niece and I had fun swimming, and we had to go way out past two sand bars to get to “throwing depth”. I’m sure someday she will be able to join the boys and enjoy jumping off by the bridge.
Oh yeah, the only Irish Toast that I like more than the one on this shirt: “May you be in heaven a full half hour before the devil knows you’re dead.”
Back to Mass tomorrow, but there’s a meteor shower at midnight tonight…woo hoo!