Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Zen of an Outdoor Shower

Probably one of my favorite things about going to the beach is the outdoor shower. I don't know what it is, but something about taking a shower INSIDE while I'm at the beach is just gross to me. Maybe because it's so humid (even with the AC) or because you're taking a shower in a bathrooom that you know lots of other have used before you - but when I'm at the beach I just cannot bring myself to take a shower indoors. And not only that, there is just nothing better than coming back from the beach all hot, sweaty, salty, and sandy (the 3 S's of the beach!) and getting into that outdoor shower and getting all that beach stuff washed off and feeling the ocean breeze around your ankles. I always come out feeling like a new person and so refreshed. I look forward to it almost as much as I do actually coming to the beach.

Mmmmm! I would love to have one outside at my house just to use in the summer but I'm guessing it just wouldn't be as special or as much of a treat if I had one all the time.

Anyone else enjoy indulging in an outdoor shower?


Katie said...

I love outdoor showers at the beach. My Mom even got hot water added to their outdoor shower at the beach. The only problem is when the mosquitos discover the outdoor shower!!!

Anonymous said...

The closest I've been to an outdoor shower is the showers at the camp ground and those are def. not relaxing or very refreshing for that matter!

~ Viv