04 March 2019

[Bess Tuggle] - Beach Vacations & Movie Decisions

Vacations are wonderful.  Especially beach vacations.  It’s a chance to escape from “real life.”  You can go someplace else and not have to deal with daily reality.  You can go away and have FUN.

Unless you have little kids.  Kids mean you have to pack most of the house to take with you.  

Food is a necessity.  Snacks and drinks are required on a road trip.  Let’s not forget about breakfast and lunch.  Eggo Waffles and PB&J sandwiches are required, as are pretzels, Box drinks and Goldfish crackers.

Then we get down to packing the rest of the stuff. 

Swimming trunks, packed.  Pull-ups, packed.  Shorts, t-shirts, underwear, socks, shoes, jeans, sun-block, floaties, flip-flops, boogie-boards, pails.. all packed.  Packing for four kids and me was no fun, but I left enough space in the station wagon to shovel the kids in amid all the stuff we had to take.  

As I was packing, the boys’ were entertained.  They were watching TV and it kept them out from under my feet, and out of the bins and boxes I was packing.  That was no easy feat.

But, we were going to the beach.  We made it there, too.

To keep them entertained and out of my way their father put on a movie.  He put on “Jaws.”  

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Not a single one of them got close enough to the ocean to get salt water on their toes.  There was enough sand in the floorboard to build our own beach when we got home, but they weren’t getting in the water.

Yep, vacations are wonderful.  

- Bess Tuggle

A jack of all trades, Ms. Tuggle has been a Covington resident since the late 70’s. She's been a K-Mart cashier, cabinet builder, vet tech, office manager for a beef cattle ranch and water well company (where she was able to hold benefits for D.A.R.E. and Scouts), a court reporter, business manager, assistant at a private investigation firm, legal assistant, convenience store clerk, landscaper and elementary school substitute teacher.  Her greatest pleasure is being a wife, mother and grandmother.  Her stories are all real, and all names will be withheld to protect the innocent, and also maybe the guilty, depending on the crime & the Statute of Limitations.