15 June, 2009
As I told you before... my girlfriend scored a condo on the beach and invited us out last minute to soak up some sun and ride the waves!! It was also her daughter's b-day so we celebrated while we were there. We arrived early and stayed late! This was monkey's first actual trip to the beach to play and experience! (last time we were there, it was SUPER cold and the kids were bundled from head to toe!) We really need to do the beach more often and take advantage of the free entertainment living so close. Yes, it is a pain to pack the car for the day, get sand in every crack and crevasse, get sand all over the car, and live with the dry chaffed feeling that salt water gives you-- but one of God's best creations is free and fun!!
Our crew in the water!
Monkey with my girlfriend jumping the waves!
I realize this post is getting long, but I couldn't help including this sweet video of her first time in the water!! (turn off music player before playing video)
Monkey just dove right into the sand. She loved it! She loved the water more. Every time I would turn around, oh... there she goes back to the water!! One awesome thing that happened was there was a school of fish right beside us that were jumping like crazy out of the water. Where there is fish, there are pelicans! They were dive bombing the fish right around us. We decided to back it up to the shore till they went away! (dive bombing pelicans can also be a tell tale sign that underwater preditors could be lurking around the fish schools. shhh... sharks!) It was so awesome.... they dove in unison!
After we all got "extra crispy" and worn out, we went out for dinner at a cute little waterfront place to celebrate a special birthday!!
Thanks guys for inviting us!! Happy birthday girlie!!
Don't worry , BEACH, we will be back!!