Friday, September 6, 2013
A day at the beach. . .
Friday, August 30
A+ Campground and Motel
Hi, again, glad to see you here, today we're going to the beach and having some more fun at the campground. The main activity we had planned for this trip was to go to the "ocean". The Gulf of Mexico, of course, has shoreline in Louisiana. The beach was about 30 miles (45 minutes) from our campground. It passes through miles and miles of bayous and has many nature areas with hikes etc. We chose to not take any of these hikes due to the extreme heat.
The water was very calm, just tiny little swells, and everybody went out into the water. It was warm and although the visibility was probably only about 10 inches, so the idea of snorkeling was pretty much out. J was in and out of the water and I kept track of him.
After coming in for a short time, surprisingly, A (the 12 year old) decided he would rather spend his time on the beach digging for clams or whatever left the air holes (we finally saw a couple of crabs coming or going from them) and building sand castles or whatever. He was quite happy though, so we left him to his own devices.
K (who we call T because that was the only part of her name J could say when he was little) was the one who absolutely LOVED the water, she was in it almost the whole time, out as far as she could stand.
We all played in the water until we got hungry, ate our picnic lunch, walked along the beach looking for whatever we found and then went back in for about an hour before heading back to the campground. Except for getting sunburned (despite sunscreen use) it was a very happy successful day.
The pool was very nice and the kids enjoyed it immensely, as did the adults. We almost had the pool to ourselves and someone showed us how to turn on the "fountain" before they left the pool.
Mr. C held down the fort and prepared for a cook out dinner of hamburgers, hot dogs, and sliced potatoes on the grill. We had a lovely dinner, with great help from the kids ferrying food in and out of the trailer. After we ate, we came in and watched the movie Epic, which is a very well done animated action adventure with a good story line.
I think I'll stop this post here and continue in a new post, as this one is getting a bit long. See you tomorrow, Smiles, Sue C