On Friday afternoon, we got to take the trip to the beach that I was hoping to take last week before the rain overtook us.
We surprised the girls by picking them up from school with the car already packed with beach toys and bathing suits and headed straight to the beach. We could hardly believe how few people were there!
It was a beautiful day and the girls had a great time playing in the waves. As it got a bit cooler towards evening, they spent a lot of time digging, building and playing in the sand.
After three hours of fun, we rinsed off the sand and headed to our next stop, which is now a traditional part of each beach trip – eating supper at Five Guys Burgers and Fries. A drive home during a beautiful sunset ended a wonderful afternoon.
While it felt like summer ended three weeks ago when the girls started school, we got to have one last taste of it on Friday. Now we will wash and fold the beach towels for the last time this year; store the beach chairs in their designated section of the garage; move the bathing suits to the back of the drawer and put the sand toys in the bottom of the toy tub.
It’s time for me to print all the pictures I took on Friday and savor all the wonderful memories of this terrific summer, all the while looking forward to what the coming fall will bring.