You know, when I was younger and more practical (in some ways you are more practical when you're younger) I always thought the idea of building a swimming pool right next to the ocean was a little bit ridiculous. I mean, you do have the ocean right there after all. If you cool off, you can trot off and jump into that.
However, in my older, wiser days, I've come to realize that the ocean/pool combo is basically the only way to recline and relax. I mean, what's better than reclining on a bridge of sand conveniently located between the raging ocean, and a calm, artificial pool? Plus, after the ocean, you need a spot to stop and get the salt off.
The above picture was taken at my sister in law's club which is just south of Lima. In all honesty, wouldn't life be better if the entirety of it were spent reclining on beach chairs and sipping drinks with umbrellas? Whether your into Lima adventures or Gran Canaria Adventures, you can pretty much find them on a beach with a man-made pool.
My sneaking suspicion is that it pretty much is possible to live like this 100 percent of the time. In my case, the only additional accessory I'd need would be a laptop, a computer, and a Wi-Fi link! I could retitle my blog "News from the Beach" and replace the image of Machu Picchu with one of myself drinking a Pina Colada.
The funny thing is, if you start talking like this, sooner or later some joker is going to say, "naw...you'd get bored and start looking for work within a month."
That's just the brain washing of society my friends. The ridiculous belief that deep down you WANT to spend all your time in labors that keep you impoverished and make millionaires out of the mediocre. Brave New World is here.
I'll take the beach.