When we promised a beach day, the temp. was in the high 80's....but today, it was in the high 60's. (not really beach weather) But, we went anyway. To two of them, actually.
This beach got the 6 thumbs down rating. (and two are holding their noses!)
It was one we hadn't been to in years and thought might be fun. No! So, off we went to another. My hubby didn't mind because leaving beaches is more fun to him than arriving at them. : )
(he's not a beach lover but he is a very good sport)
We went to our old favorite and it was a blast.
A rather cold blast! The water must have been in the 70's because it was a lot warmer than the weather.
The kids had so much fun that we forgot to take a 6 thumbs up picture.
The CA cousins didn't realize this but we never have WAVES in the Gulf of Mexico. It was a total treat for our gang who haven't experienced anything like this since we were in Daytona.
There were a lot of people ON the beach but it took me awhile to finally realize that we were the only ones IN the water. It was either the rip tide current or the Arctic weather or both! ; )
This is Andrew under the blanket trying to get warm, bless his heart. He and I ended up heading to the car. He played his Game Boy and I read a book.
Then it was off to 7 Eleven for hot chocolate or Slurpee's.
That evening we had a major causality during an outdoor night time game of hide and seek. But, I am thankful to report that we did not need to go for stitches for the third time in 2 months. Thank you Lord!
-who was very relieved!