There's been a few articles about sun screen, and I firmly believe they are written by those people who seem blessed with skin that never burns. You know the type, sitting around the pool, blond hair in ponytail, who glance at your tube of 95 level sun screen, and ask, "What is that?" Listen my tan, blond friend, surviving the sun is an all out battle.
I was super tan as a kid and never wore sunscreen, and I never burned EVER. It was about the time I started dyeing my hair red, (I'm actually a natural blond turned grey/white) that I started getting burnt. I suppose it is my own fault. You cannot steal the glory of red hair without paying the price. Now, when it comes to the sun, I am not kidding around. This might be my first successful battle at Lake Tahoe. Usually, I get ridiculously burnt the first day, and have to hide in a tent for the rest of the week. I was armed with some really great level 50 sunscreen that I put on SEVERAL times today. Guess, what? I'm not burnt.
We went to the lake around noon and got home around six. We like to stay later at the lake because tons of people bail around 3:00 p.m. It was Saturday, and pretty hot 98* which is hot for Tahoe, and so the beach was packed. Also, there was 1/2 as much beach as in previous years because this year it actually both snowed and rained. The lake is at it's "natural brim", and it is pretty awesome. The crowds fade away on weekdays, so it will be interesting to see what the beach looks like on Monday.
For those paying attention, tomorrow is blog 365, which means that I have written 500 words (give or take) every day for an entire year. You would think I would stop or maybe slow down to once or twice a week, but the Husband has declared that since I call my blog "Everyday 500", I have to write 500 of them. Yeah, so, I've a ways to go. Also, in all honesty, I've shorted you one day. I knew I was going to be really busy one day earlier on, I don't even remember which one now, but I wrote two blogs in one day, and had it auto-post at the right time, which is cheating, so . . .
Tomorrow we are hitting a local church and then it is probably back to the beach or if the Boy has his way, mini-golf. He's obsessed with it, and has been begging to go since we saw our first pine trees. We are trying to put it off until a cooler day. Why do mini-golf places NEVER have ANY shade?
Hoping that all is well with you!
Keep moving forward,