It’s that time of year again, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer and around here and the official start of tourist season. If I want to get to the beach and miss the crowd I have to be prompt as soon as the weather looks ideal! I accomplish this by putting together my beach bug out bag ahead of time, so then after a quick change into my suit, I’m out the door. (Sometimes it’s the boat bug out bag, but that is a whole different post!)
My beach bug out bag starts with a huge sturdy handled bag that sand doesn’t stick to. I found this great one at Target, it holds enough to send a small army to the beach. Stuff it with two big fluffy towels, a water bottle, snack and zip-lock bag with sunscreen and hair ties. Then the best part – picking out a lighthearted silly little summer read. I would recommend anything by Janet Evanovich, guaranteed easy to pick up and be delighted by even if it’s been a few days (or weeks) between reads. Have a little extra room, try a notebook and pen – never know when the muse may strike.
What would you keep in your beach bug out bag?