Summer has pretty much started already for us in the “Valley of the Sun” as the greater Phoenix area is often called. It’s broken 100 already which gets me thinking about summer vacations. Growing up in the desert, the beach was always fascinating and a little scary. The only water we ever got in was a pool. Clear, clean, could see to the bottom, no critters, pool. Now I love the beach! It signifies summer and for us a break from the constant heat. We have family in Panama City Beach Florida and this plate is my way of keeping them close.