We spent the first four days of this week at Seaside with two other couples. The weather was a tosspot of wind, rain, stronger wind, more rain and louder wind. Our fourth floor view gave us plenty of opportunity to study the weather and some strange green lights that we saw on the beach one night. What the heck were those, we all wondered. Alien beach beings? A new type of ocean critter that comes ashore at night to glow in the waves? Maybe a new kind of metal detecting activity? Finally, late that night Greg noticed the green lights leaving the beach and heading back toward the Promenade on one of the paths through the grass. We all huddled together at the window trying to see what was happening. All we could see were two human figures who eventually hopped the barrier from the sand onto the walkway and then disappear into the darkness. I guess we'll never know what they were up to.
We stuck to the warmth of our hotel rather than venture down to the beach but did get out to eat some dinners here and there along Broadway. We window shopped at the stores that remain open during this slow time of the year and spent lots of time looking for a place to buy chocolate to satisfy someone's craving (gee, I wonder whose) and ended up at the Arcade. This is where one of the highlights of our trip occurred. We rode the bumper cars! We laughed just the way we did when we kids but what we laughed at the most was the act of getting ourselves into the cars. I would liken the sight to trying to load elephants into bathtubs. You can actually get them into the tubs, but how do you get them out? That was the cause for even more laughter at the end of our ride. Seaside is just as much fun as it ever was.