Sunday, July 28, 2013

Beach Time

Spending some time at the beach has made me realize what a gift our state and national beaches and parks are.
The foresight of those individuals who sought to preserve small sections of nature for the preservation of wildlife and the enjoyment of future generations was remarkable.
The beaches are a great example of how many can share the same resource and all can enjoy.
If I'm lucky I come to the beach for one week a year and maybe a day here and there, and stay for 6 hours or so at a time.  I don't need my spot the entire day and I only need it on the days I can be there, so someone else can use it the rest of the time.  I don't own it, they don't own it, and yet, we both get to enjoy it.
I don't have to worry about it while I'm not there, I pay no property taxes on it, I have no maintenance bills, no condo fees.
We have a staff that maintains it and we pay through our taxes and an entry fee.

It's a great concept
It's as American as apple pie.
Billy Joel even sang about it.....

Well our fathers fought the Second World War
Spent their weekends on the Jersey Shore
Met our mothers in the USO
Asked them to dance
Danced with them slow
And we're living here in Allentown

I love the state beaches.

I just hope they don't realize it's socialistic and try to shut them down.

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