Monday, August 19, 2013

Summer Bucket List Week 10.5-Beach Trip

Going to the beach was number 1 on Ryan's summer bucket wish list.  We didn't think we would be able to swing it, but then my Aunt and Uncle generously offered to let us join them at their cabin this weekend.

We did all of our laundry and unpacked from our mountain trip on Thursday.  Then on Friday, we headed down to the beach with the Kruegers.

This is the view out the front porch.

It was supposed to thunderstorm all weekend, so we headed immediately to the beach, since it wasn't raining yet.

We played until dark at the beach on Friday night, and it never rained until we were sleeping. The next morning, the kids and Chad took a little boat out into the sound.  The area surrounding the cabin was amazing.  One of the neighbors said that it was shallow enough that you could walk across the entire sound!

While they boated, Uncle Terry and Papa spent some time fishing.  When the kids got back to the dock, Uncle Terry let Andrew have a turn casting the pole.  He thinks maybe he caught a fish, but it wiggled off.

Next we took the ferry over to Hammock State Park on Bear Island.  It was so beautiful.  It is only accessible by boat.  It has been left largely untouched.  On the way to the island we saw dolphins, but I couldn't get the camera out fast enough.  We picnicked there under a shelter and then went to play on the beach in the rain that finally came.

We went to dinner to a seafood restaurant that evening and some of the grown-ups stayed up to play cards.  We packed up Sunday to head home. It was a lovely weekend.  So relaxing and so wonderful to be together.  I am very grateful for the generosity of my Aunt and Uncle and parents for fulfilling Ryan's number one wish for the summer.

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