Friends of ours had us up for their annual beach party at Good Harbour Beach in Gloucester on Saturday. Here's my little section of our turf. I've got my low slung beach chair that folds up into a backpack, complete with optional awning, plus a fabulous canvas summer tote with three outside pockets, our new Table in a Bag that was a wedding gift from a dear friend. You can also see the very end of The Girl's "Princess Lounger," her beach lounger that also collapses down into a shoulder-carry bag. Of course we also have an earth tone rainbow beach blanket on which to stand or rest feet (the sand was wicked - yes, I'm from around here - hot on Saturday) and several levels of sunscreen.
But of most importance, you'll note that resting on the corner of the table, awaiting my return to the chair, is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. A small child was coveting it as he and his mom walked by. After they had passed he was walking with his head craned all the way behind him to continue viewing the cherished item. The only sound he was making was "oooooooooo." His mother told him they'll have to find one at the store after this afternoon.
Honey, good luck with that.