Time Travel Tuesday: Smells

timetraveltuesday.gifMy Life as Annie’s weekly Time Travel Tuesday asks this week if there are any smells that take us back in memory. I don’t really remember too many.

My dad wore Old Spice cologne, so a whiff of that always makes me think of him. I don’t remember my mom wearing perfume, though I think she did. I don’t think she had one particular scent that she wore all the time.

I grew up near the Gulf of Mexico with frequent excursions to Padre Island, and the smell of sea water takes me back to my childhood there. So many birthday parties, overnight camp-outs, family get-togethers, and fish fries held there! And this was no wimpy strip of beach alongside a highway and hotels: this was sand dunes and sea grass as far as the eye could see in one direction, and endless waves in the other. I forget how much I miss the sea until I am around it again. We’re a few hours away from the water now, and, really, with the lack of public modesty we wouldn’t go much any more anyway, especially with three boys in tow. But a few years ago our kids’ spring break was an off week from the public schools’ and we spent a few days in Charleston at a hotel right on the beach. Hardly anyone else was around. It was wonderful!

3 thoughts on “Time Travel Tuesday: Smells

  1. Great time travel.. I love the smell of the ocean and beach it take me back to yearly vacations with my parents when we were younger.. fun times.
    My post is up now also.

  2. I love the smell of the ocean! I grew up about 15 minutes from the coast and can always smell the difference in the air when we get close to the coast. I also enjoy the smell of eucalyptus as it also is reminiscent of where we used to live.
    Love reading everyone’s memories 🙂

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