After our epic road trip we are getting settled back into our normal routines. Which for us, involves regular summer trips to the beach. It was a beautiful day and I was feeling adventurous so I packed up the crew and headed to the beach.
I was prepared for the crowds on this gorgeous day but much to my surprise there was hardly anyone at the beach. Did I miss some memo? Red Tide or something? It was Shark Week last week, they must have stepped up their game! There are more at the beach during a hurricane than this. But hey, I’m not complaining, it was nice!
I found a little tidal pool and we piled out of the car. After applying some sunscreen the kids were off and running. (also mental note, don’t let the kids cover themselves in sand until AFTER you have applied sunscreen, unless you are going for an exfoliating sunscreen effect)
The waves were flat which is nice for my little guys and my fear of someone getting swept away in a rip current. It was just a perfect day and after a couple hours we ate our lunches then started to pack up. I take pride in being able to get the kids changed and into dry clothes and de-sanded so that we get little to no sand into our car. I bring a jug of water and wash off our feet right before we step into the car.
Once again I executed to perfection and we were out of there. I decided to drive the long way to exit the beach to enjoy the scenery more. And everything was going so well…until I got stuck in the sand. Now being a Florida boy this wasn’t the first time I’ve had to dig a car out of the sand but normally it isn’t one I’ve been driving. I ended up having to make what felt like reverse snow angels in the sand to properly dig out the front end. Then I had to get in and out of the car a few times to get turned around and head back out the way I came in.
I was covered in sand from head to toe 🙁 So much for no sand in the car. Oh well. That’s what shop vacs are for. Getting stuck aside, it was still a great afternoon at the beach!