It’s hard to go to the beach when you’re in the prairie provinces of Canada. It’s not that there aren’t beaches or bodies of water—there are lakes in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and a place close to Calgary called Sylvan Lake where young families spend summer days. I guess I’m just longing to see the beaches in Vancouver and on the west coast again. Have you seen the movie “One Week” with Joshua Jackson? He goes all the way to the western-most part of Vancouver Island and there is a gorgeous beach there that just seems like it’s at the edge of the world.