Shark Week Must Have Been Extra Scary This Year

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!

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8 thoughts on “Shark Week Must Have Been Extra Scary This Year”

  1. Man, that sure is nice having the beach mostly to your self and your kids! Plus, that means not as many people had to see you get yourself stuck in sand….right?

    Sounds like a blast was had by all!

    1. The no people around thing was good and bad. Good no one saw me but bad that I couldn’t have had any help if I would have needed it.
      All in all it was fun. We’ll have to go back again next week.

  2. I like your tips on the sunscreen 🙂 and the water jug! Kids looked like they had a blast! Your blog makes me think, I need to make a trip with my young ones to the beach they never have yet. It’s on one of our “To Do” list. Thanks again!

  3. There have actually been some shark attacks here in The States that are all over the television. My little loves the ocean and the waves but it’s so much easier to just jump in the pool. There will be a trip in our near future though. She’s been bugging me. Be nice if we found an empty spot like that. Looks great

  4. Sounds like an awesome day out, getting bogged in the sand and all! I bet the kiddies thought that bit was a fun adventure, watching daddy get all hot and sweaty and sandy 😉

  5. It looks like a great trip, especially as they all splash and then the backs of their chairs as they lounge. It would be me that got stuck too, only I wouldn’t know how to get out! LOL! Sand in the car. Love it.

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