We spent most of the day at the beach. Being alone with the kids, it's obvious that I wasn't about to bring my camera down into the water, so I don't have any photos of them there. The breakers were huge, so I spent much of the time grabbing onto the kids, or being grabbed on TO, so they didn't get swept away in the back tow. You should have seen their faces when they first saw the ocean, though! Amazement and awe written all over them. Then down they ran to the edge of the waves. Julia got really good at racing the waves back in to shore. Yes, we made a sandcastle. Do we have a photo? No. Why? Because it wasn't quite finished, and we had to go up to the bathroom. While there, the kids decided they'd had enough beach for the day, so we grabbed out things and left before it was decorated with seashell bits and seaweed. Ah well. there's always next year, we hope.
On the way back, we spotted this egret fishing. What a beautiful bird. It moves sooo slowly in the water, then BAM! Like a shot he shoots his head down and grabs a fish. He worked his way down the patch of water, then swam back up and started again.
Then it was off to see Misty's ranch. We had read the book last year, and listened to it again on the way down. The farm was a bit ticky-tacky, but it was fun to see Angel, Misty's grandbaby. Here she is!
Did I take photos of the preserved Misty and Stormy? Uh. No. That was just strange-o. It was fun to see old photos of all the people and horses in the book, though. And Misty's saddle, which has been hanging in the barn untouched since she last used it.
A bucket of shells at the house where Misty was kept during the storm.
Back to the tent. Swimming in the pool, where Julia met a girl her age and had a blast. Adam is now happy in the water, which is good. He was really scared at first! Campfire with smores and such. Yum! Bed late. Ahhh. It was a good day.