Monday, April 24, 2006
The Beach Report
I absolutely enjoyed the beach, more than I even thought I would. As predicted I did not get to read a book, nor even a magazine on the beach. I was busy with a 3yr old and 5yr old, who were seeing the beach for the first time. The other dear one, had been before and she had a ball again. We walked the beach, picked up shells, found "jellies" both foe and friendly, built sandcastle after sandcastle, flew kites, tried to ride the waves, chased the birds, and caught some rays. What a wonderful time with them. I felt more rested, relaxed than I have felt in a long time. Katy pronounced that we should move there and live. Bob and I reminded her of the hurricanes and the damage they wreck. In fact they were still repairing 98, building a new NCO club, and lots of new hotels. It wasn't, though at all like the damage down by Katrina. (That's another posting.) Oh, I forgot to mention, we stuffed ourselves on good seafood also. (Don't know how I could forget that.) The last evening we were there, we fed the birds all the leftover bread, chips, you name it. And we got to see Dolphins, and boy do I love Dolphins. Well, the newbies fell in love with them too. It was a glorious time, not very quiet, meditative, but it was great. It felt like we bonded more as a family, and that Zach attached some more.