The beach forays without question are one of the more enduring shticks within Arlo & Janis, and they have made a huge impact on the strip itself as even the casual reader can recognize. As you see in this strip from 2006, talk of relocating to the shore is nothing new. It began very early with Arlo childishly whining to an unmoved Janis about living at the beach. The discussion became much more real after their son Gene located there and began to put down serious roots. It actually, sorta, kinda is their plan, but nothing has happened yet.