We're back from our vacation at the coast. Actually, we've been back since Friday, but I'm still getting into the swing of things around here. We had a FABULOUS time!! Ahhh, it was wonderful! Great weather for this area of the country and lots and lots of time to dig in the sand.
This is my new favorite picture...I love the happiness here! Princess just was laughing her head off and my husband caught the giggles from her.
We went for a ride on train that went right along the water's edge--and the cars were totally open and exposed to the sea air. (We're on the train in the laughing picture up above.)
And, of course we spent LOTS of time on the beach! And yes, typically fleece coats were necessary...but it was sunny and warm for this time of year in this area!
Which isn't to say that my insane five year old didn't *want* to go and jump the waves! Brrr! My husband was the lucky one who got to take her in. The water temp was maybe fifty degrees...maybe!
We even saw pelicans diving for fish!
Loads of gorgeous sunsets, too!
Happy, happy children!
Although the laughing picture is my favorite picture...this next one is a close second...more because it actually turned out after all my contorting to try to get in the sun flare as well as the shadows. Love it!
Oh and they dug lots of holes. LOTS! So I took LOTS of pictures of them like this...
So of course after you dig holes down to the water line...the next thing to do is to stand in them!
Yup, happy babies!
We did manage to break away from the beach on occasion. We went and toured a cheese factory--Handsome wouldn't stop mooing the whole time he stood behind this cutout!
And we went geocaching, too! Look at how HUGE this tree is in comparison to my daughter! It's the largest tree in the state we were in! HUGE! We found a geocache hidden in its roots.
I did manage to get another towel picture this year, too!
We had SUCH a great time!