Brian drove with my mom, Blondie and Cheesie. They left super early because Brian wanted time to photograph everything, I was bringing teens, so we left about 3 hours later.
It was pretty deserted for awhile, and gave Blondie a chance to find shells
and Brian time to photograph.
and jumped the waves (yes, Blondie jumps)
and posed for Dad's endless photo requirements.
One thing I didn't write about last week was the amazing pelican patrols on the beach. Long lines of them fly up and down the beach. Brian got this great shot of a pelican diving for the fish.
With a very hot day there is zero shade on this beach. The minute you head for the trees that are thick enough for shade you get eaten by the mosquitoes so it is WAY BETTER to improvise and camp out..
because then the teens show up and the FUN begins!
I swear these four spent all day getting pounded in the waves. They dove through them, rode over them, got bashed up, and went back for more.
My nephew "Super S" came for his first trip to the ocean. His mom was smart and brought a giant umbrella.
He didn't need it for long though, he LOVED the ocean. No fear, no tears (until he got tired). He spent a lot of time laughing and crawling in the water, looking at the mud and waving around shells.
And if he got bored there were lots of cousins, and his sister to play with.....
when they weren't messing around in the ocean...
and sometimes drags her cousins into it with her
And while the Pelicans flew overhead
some took a break before doing it all over again.