We pulled up to our villa in Mexico and noticed we had a front porch with lots of shade. It actually resembled a stoop, something like you’d see in a city. There’s a few steep steps leading up to the front door and our neighbor’s villa even had some chairs on theirs.
It was an awesome stoop to sit on in the afternoon and watch the afternoon’s mushy waves roll on in. I liked sitting up there because the houses we have down in the south don’t come with a stoop. They generally have a front porch, sometimes even as big as the one on Forest Gump’s house.
One afternoon Adam and I just sat and drank on the stoop. It was neat because it’s something neither of us is used to doing. Aside from not having a stoop here in Florida, we rarely get to just sit and hangout. We live together, but our schedules are so opposite that when we hardly get to see each other and hangout.
I think stoops, front porches, and back porches are kind of cool like that. They offer a different place for friends and family to slow down. They also offer a place for everyone to congregate around.
Back porches are also a big deal in the south. Go to a backyard in the south and you’re likely to find a stainless steel grill (or smoker) sitting there along with some chairs and a table. Show up at the right time and you might even find a cooler filled with beer and wine coolers.
While I was in North Carolina with my mom last week, visiting family and hanging out, my cousin and cousin-in law invited us over for a cook out with my aunt, uncle, and other cousins. They had just finished a lot of big projects: swing, fire pit, and a back porch loaded with a three-burner grill and table and chairs.
Side note: Drone flying is addicting.
I think it’s about time we all get together on a porch or stoop, grab a drink and hangout. Because hanging out’s fun. Don’t worry if you don’t have a porch or stoop, find a friend that has a porch or stoop and hangout with them. Just remember to show up with beer.