One Day at the Beach is Better Than No Days at the Beach

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Real Estate Broker with Long & Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA VA License # 0225089470

 

One Day at the Beach is Better Than No Days at the Beach

If you're a full-time real estate agent like me, you can appreciate the idea of having difficulty with time away from the business.  When you add in taking care of an aging parent whose health is beginning to fail, free time becomes practically non-existent.

My best friend Patti is in town from New Mexico.  She and I decided to take a much needed day trip to the shore of Ocean City, MD.  I can't tell you how good it was to do something totally different and just for me.  

They say a picture is word a thousand words, so I'll shut up and leave you with some shots from yesterday.  Just looking at them relaxes me all over.

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Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker- Licensed in Virginia, GRI, SFR, Northern Virginia Short Sale Specialist. Affiliated with Long & Foster, 7526 Limestone Drive, Gainesville, VA 20155.  To contact Chris Ann, call 703-402-0037 or email chrisann@LNF.com.  Or you can visit her website:  www.nvarealestate.net.

Header photos taken by Chris Ann Cleland.

The opinions expressed in this post are those of Chris Ann Cleland, not those of Long & Foster REALTORS®.

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John:  If you end up out this way, give me a shout.

Nancy:  There is something so great about a complete change of scenery.

Cindy:  We all need some time to unwind.

Martha:  I almost didn't recognize the place.  It's been nearly 20 years since I was there.  There are some great new shops out there.

September 19, 2012 12:43 PM
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Jim:  Sometimes a day trip is just enough to keep you going when things are too hectic to take a full blown vacation.

Dick:  I was jealous reading about your days in San Francisco.  I loved the trip I took out there.  Would love to go back one day.

Kathy:  I am surprised how well they turned out.  With a good digital camera, it's hard to screw up a photograph.

Andrea:  Definitely!  We certainly had a blast.

 

September 19, 2012 12:45 PM
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Rob:  Amen to that.

Kathy:  Over the summer I would go out and watch my husband fly his RC planes in a remote field.  There were these really cheap ones that we both had called Night Vapors that you could fly at dusk and dark.  We'd go out with enough daylight for him to fly the big planes, then bust out our lawn chairs and sodas and fly the Night Vapors at dusk...with nothing but the sound of the neighboring farm animals and crickets around us.

Carla:  Thanks.  Wasn't sure how either of those would turn out, but was pleased with both.

Kathryn:  And the driving wasn't bad either.  My best friend has the same task in music as me.  We'd crank up the tunes and sing with the radio, just like when we were teenagers.  

 

September 19, 2012 12:48 PM
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Sheila:  You definitely could use some R&R with the stress of remodeling the new home and selling the old one.

Ginny:  They'll have a wonderful tour guide in you.  Have a blast!

Elizabeth:  That's funny.  The online travel math I just plugged in with those two cities gave me a driving distance of 2,859 miles...so it looks like they are both wrong, but Sacramento's sign is closer.  

Curtis:  It's probably been just as long since I've been to Georgetown and that's a lot closer than O.C.  I love Gerogetown best at Christmas. when the lights are up on the Key Bridge.

September 19, 2012 12:54 PM
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Scott:  Glad you got some quality beach time too.

Donna:  I forgot how awful it feels when your street clothes get wet with salt water.  Thankfully, we had the foresight to bring a change of clothes.

Carol Ann:  Thanks.  I had a fun time and am glad to have the photographic reminder.

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