There is no way to prove how many pink hotels were there when I was a child. Hotel color was very important to me and my sisters. Judging by the accuracy of my memories of the beach, I think my memory of hotel color is spot on.
I wasn't able to enjoy playing in the surf since it was so strong and I had to be constantly planting my feet hard to keep my balance. It was painful on my hips. It was OK since the water was still very cool. The sand near the surf is quite hard packed so it was easy to stroll up and down the beach. That was more important to me anyway. I'll play in the surf once both hips have been replaced and have healed.
Our hotel had a pool and I was most happy in the pool doing my therapy. That was the place where I was most pain free. Some of the exercises tweaked my left hip a bit, but other than that, I was pain free. It was wonderful and enough to make me research getting a membership to a pool this summer.
We had a wonderful time of being lazy and enriching our vitamin D!!!