Thanks to everyone who suggested Long Beach! We went on Saturday, and it took the beach blues out of me. The sand was soft, the water was blue, and the sun was strong. Home! (With a little tweaking, could that be a haiku poem? I'll resist the urge because once I took a personality quiz and it came back: You are probably the type of person who write poems. Stop. haha)
I was a little shocked to pay $24 to step foot on the beach but the unexpected nap I took made it worth it. Rob said I fell asleep for an hour. When I woke up, the tide suddenly was rising to my toes and the back of my legs felt really hot. I still have a slight burn.