It's the family roadster all packed up and ready for fun at the beach. Of course with the a mini-van full of kids, we have to tow the trailer to carry all of our gear.
See? No room for much more than bodies. And blankets.
After almost twelve hours on the road, we arrived at our cottage. This was the view from the top deck. See the very faint sliver of ocean between the tree tops? I realized if I could see the waves from the deck, it wasn't my kind of swim day.
Fortunately for me, and unfortunately for my guys, the winds over the coast were coming in from the southwest, so the waves were mostly calm both weeks.
The only downside to calm waves was that bored boys have time to pretend they're sharks and see how often their mom will fall for a leg grab as a shark bite and book it to shore.
Most running I've done in years.
And this is my husband and his salvaged boogie board.
He rescued it from the trash and taped it up with Dollar Tree duct tape and painted it with toenail polish. It's this sort of behavior our kids try to hide from their friends and acquaintances.
I would have told him to spring the $15 for a new board, but he was too proud...and small doses of mild parental humiliation helps build character in children.
And there was that issue of them pretending to be sharks.
Imagine what my kids will do to their father one day. ;)
Another good thing...that's really a great thing...
Autographed copies of Brandon and Bryan's (the Beer for the Shower guys) books!! You know what they say about squeaky wheels...I whined and they sent me oil, AKA awesome reads. I can't wait to dig in. If these stories are half as good as their other books, I'm sure to be turning pages happily.
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