Now that Brian is no longer employed, one of us has to put gas in the RV—which isn’t cheap, as we found out during our first fill-up. I’ve had a bunch of great writing projects to work on lately, but it was nice to take a break and spend a couple of hours at the beach in Hampton. The water was a gorgeous blue-green, and with birds dive-bombing for food (a pretty extraordinary feat) it was like an up-close version of the Nature Channel.
It was my ideal kind of beach day, too: cloudy, warm, a nice breeze, an occasional burst of sunshine, and a good book in hand—The Elegance of the Hedgehog, a novel set in a Paris apartment building and one of the purchases from the 11 bookstores I’ve visited so far on the RV adventures. Now it’s back to work. We need more than gas money.