My Mom has always dealt with a personal, internal struggle with the beach.
He likes holidaying on the beach in an oceanfront condo that overlooks the waves.
At one point, he even loved sitting on the sand with his entire family and playing in the water. As he’s gotten older though, he spends less and less time really on the beach and more time hibernating in the condo while everyone else goes outside. When I asked him why he didn’t want to come on the beach with everyone, his response was that he didn’t like being hot, sticky, and uncomfortable. I understood this, despite the fact that I didn’t suppose there was anything I could do about it. However, one day while I was standing on the beach, a family set up their things right beside me. They had a giant, 4 poster tent which was impressive in and of itself. What undoubtedly stood out though were the portable fans that they linked to each corner. Each fan ran via battery, which made them efficient for the beach. They also had a misting feature, which kept the section under their tent especially cool. The strength of the air and the mist from the fans were so powerful that I could really believe the cool air from where I was sitting. The fans and misters felt so great and I knew our Mom would love it. I told him about how cool and great it felt on the beach, so he decided to join me! After he saw the tent with the fans and misters, he decided to replicate the setup so he could love time on the beach with his family.