Tuesday, August 19, 2008

At The Shore.....

Ahhh. There's nothing like it! Feeling the sand between your toes (and in your suit.and ears. and hair. you get the picture). Breathing in that salty air. Getting cleaned up from a long day at the beach using the outside shower! (Love that!) And eating from dusk til dawn. Yum!
Boy did we have a great time! We had wonderful beach weather. And this time the boys were not afraid of the water!

Although I wasn't able to get pictures of everything, I can share with you some pics as well as tell you of some of the exciting things we encountered!
Such as....
On our first day there, we went to the beach and were lucky enough to see Dolphins swimming by! Not only that, but a little while later, we spotted a group of stingrays right in the breakers! (Later finding out that reported sightings of them had made the news!)

Looking upward, we spotted several Pelicans who were hanging around for a bit, but none of them ever swooped down for anything. After I had taken Sean back to the house for a much needed "dwink", the boys came back and told me how excited they were that a man who was fishing on the beach caught a Kingfish! Wooooo! That's one heck of a first day at the beach!

Day two was just as exciting, seeing jellyfish (you know, the little clear ones that don't sting,so you pick them up and jiggle them and then throw them like a frisbee!), as well as many sand crabs and teeny teeny tiny digging clams by the millions! Also we found this little fellow..


And a majestic Egret in our backyard!

The boys really enjoyed seeing this on the sand....


That's pretty cool!

Then we did a little of this...


And fed quite a few of these....


Any of you who frequent LBI know about Fantasy Island, the amusement park there. We also had a great time there and went on the rides. (This was an extra exciting time, but I think I'll save it for tomorrow's post).

It was such a great time. The whole week was just packed full of great stuff. We stayed in our usual house in Beach Haven with my mom and my Aunt and her teenage son. We loved it and most of all, the boys made a lot of fantastic memories.

2 comments:

Liz said...

So nice to hear you enjoyed your vacation! Good to have you guys back. See you soon.

Jean said...

We've been waiting for your next Blog! Thanks it was a good one. What a fantastic time for all. We are so happy for you all. Welcome Home!