When my friends suggested ditching Christmas with our parents to go to the beach, I didn’t hesitate for a minute.
My parents were a little disappointed, but they understood the fun opportunity was hard to pass up.
My best friend told his Dad that he had to stay in school to study for exams. There is no way his Dad would have been fine with the guy bailing on the holiday party. That guy always throws one big celebration for all the neighbors, friends, and family. Everyone drinks wine, beer, and egg nog and the party goes until early in the morning. I went last year and it was probably one of the best holiday parties I’ll remember. I woke up with a hangover and stranger in my bed. Christmas at the beach sounded like a ton of fun, so we left right after our last class was finished. Jeff was in charge of making our reservations. He told me that he found a great deal on a 2 bedroom suite big enough for all of us. I didn’t know what to expect, but our room was amazing. We had a view of the boardwalk and skyline. The room had two queen beds and two sofa beds. We also had a cool electric fireplace. It was cold outside and the electric fireplace was a nice bonus. The wall unit made the room look more spacious, but the room was comfortable without the fireplace. We didn’t use the feature at all during our three day stay. We did win $1600 playing slots, and we had a gourmet steak dinner on the house. It was a great way to celebrate our last christmas in college.