Today I ventured to Dewey Beach for a friend's bachelorette party. The winds were so strong that the ferry wasn't even running, yet that didn't stop us from trying to enjoy laying on the beach. One woman I was with tried to build a fort to shelter us from the bursts of sand that would fly up at us every couple of minutes.

Everyone else was kind of just gritting their teeth and bearing it. She was being proactive. She dug the poles and stakes she had purchased at Home Depot into the sand, and fastened a tarp to cover them.

For one glorious moment, we all marveled at the fact that the tarp actually stopped the wind.

The next moment, the stakes and pipes fell over. We admired her persistence, but laughingly succumbed to the gusts of sand, and enjoyed the blustery day at the beach.