T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Stay-cation - Part I - Sandy Beach

One of the first outings of T Rex Dad's stay-cation that we enjoyed was a trip to the beach. 

So how does one accomplish this in a land-locked state? Well, we have a little area that has been diverted from the river and made into a beach. It's quite charming actually. It is 10 feet at its deepest point and there are little water spray areas that are set up for the kids to play in.

Now I'm from a very warm planet with an equally warm lake so I could not be convinced to go very far into the 55 degree water on an 80 degree day. 

But I enjoyed watching the kids play. T Rex LOVED having his dad by his side constantly and Bebe Sister spent at least an hour playing in the sand

Since it was a week night after the dinner hour, it was not crowded. (It does not get dark until 10:00 pm so plenty of evening hours of fun.) I packed some of our favorites snacks - veggie Pirate Booty (for T Rex), Oreo cookies (for T Rex Dad and Bebe Sister), and homemade ice cream (for me). Even the seagulls enjoyed the Pirate Booty, which utterly delighted the kids.

Me, I had just the best time. I loved watching my family have a wonderful beach outing. It might not be a warm lake or a beautiful ocean, but the company made for a spectacular outing. 

I hope you enjoyed the photos -  more to come from our stay-cation. I am just breaking into chucks so as not to be too confusing.


Jenners said...

Looks like the city managed to do a great job creating a beach!!! What fun!!!

JKMommy said...

WOW a beach in the middle of landlock!? Very cool! It's nice to have, but I am with YOU - I do NOT like cold water!! So many time I would LOVE to go swimming but I can't b/c I just CANNOT make myself get in! LOL
Sounds like a great day. Do you have tips for managing the DIRT at the beach! LOL :)

septembermom said...

Fun! Fun! Fun!

I want to come too. Wish I could fly out and see you all.

The splashing picture is great!!

Caitlin said...

cute pictures and looks like a fun time! Love the one of you on the sand! I don't remember those fountains being there- maybe they are new?

Kim said...

We have travel at least an hour to get to a beach. This little place of yours does look charming.

Crunchy Beach Mama said...

looks like fun! Love that you get to go beachin' :)