"And here we are!" Alexandra threw out her arms, stretching to ease the stiffness of having remained seated for the last few hours. The winding roads had given way to a long gravel driveway that had finally ended in a tree-sheltered parking area. A wooden walkway led towards the cabin, a massive two-story affair with a high pointed roof and a chimney running up one side. Beyond that, the hollow roar of waves crashing against the beach could be heard over the slowing engines.
This was her family's cottage, beachside property with just about everything one could ask for in a vacationing spot. A myriad of familiar hiking trails had their starts in and around the area, the beach was coarse sand and sloped gently to the water. On the left side of the house a hot tub was perched on a wooden deck and on the right, a shed stood, packed with equipment for surfing, windsurfing, beach volleyball, and so forth. Rolling her neck, the young woman popped the trunk and started pulling out bags. There were washing facilities in the basement so one suitcase was enough to last her the length of the time they'd be staying but there were also groceries to bring in, not to mention once inside she'd probably need to clean off the decks and make sure everything was dusted. After all, the place hadn't been used all winter, so there was bound to be some cleaning to do.
Still, if that was the price she had to pay to get this place all to herself for her friends to celebrate the end of high school in the biggest way possible, then she sure as hell wasn't about to complain. She turned back towards the cars as she hefted her suitcase in one hand and two shopping bags in the other. "Come on guys! Let's get inside. The sooner everything is set up and put away the sooner we can hit the beach!" This wasn't quite everyone, she was sure a few more would arrive over the next few days, it had been a somewhat open invitation after all.
Still, no sense waiting when there could be fun to be had right?