Well, there is only one way to start out this letter.
Today is my birthday and P-day. I wanted to go walk on the beach. So we went up north to the border with Spain. That water is freezing! I wouldn't have wanted to swim even if it was ok to swim, it was that bad. Behind Elder Park and I, is Spain. We are standing on the closest point of the beach. So that's the closest I've been to Spain in my life! Wait. That's not true... That's the closest I've been to Spain without actually being in Spain! Wait. That's not true either. That's the closest I've been to Spain without actually entering Spain! Yeah. That's better.