Began my day with a run...truly,
I have run in the RAIN and it
was less humid than it was this
particular morning! I asked
JSS to take my picture because my
face was beet red.
After brunch at Waffle House
(because it was the only place COS
truly wanted to try while we traveled),
we went to a local bait shop to begin
a day of fishing, frolicking and fun-finding
adventure. It was a day that rocked.
(Yes, she abandoned the board and swam back!
Ask HER why she did that. Funny story.)
JSS wondered if he'd caught a baby shark,
but it turned out to be a lizard fish. Weird!
He was quite the natural at paddle boarding.
I never got off of my knees.
This crazy man HAND FED the seagulls!
They were soooo girly...truly frolicked in the
waves all day long, whatever beach we were
Look what we found crossing the road to
this little community park, a place where
the bait and tackle shop guy said the fish
were guaranteed to bite. :)
The girls went looking for seashells...
This was after a rain.
Below is what AMS thought was a shell,
and picked it up with her bare hand!
Below is a pic of an actual hermit crab
"in the wild" - cool!
A man at the neighborhood park/beach
gave these excellent goggles to us.
Below, unfortunately all three kids
got stung by a jellyfish at one time
or another during the day.
Local fisherman gave JSS
a lot of bait fish. He had caught
all he needed. JSS was THRILLED!
(Gotta love his windblown hair!)
Yep, he caught a puffer fish.
It bit him, too! Made him so mad
that he asked the restaurant if
they served puffer fish that night.
;) He said he wanted to get his revenge.
The dead shrimp were the biggest hit, FYI.
Local guy showing JSS his dinner.
At Flounders, the one restaurant I splurged on
for us the entire time we traveled. It rocked.
JSS and COS saw some people on the beach
with flashlights our first night and
couldn't wait to do it the second night.
Some people had set up a glow in the dark
volleyball court in front of the hotel.
When we went to inspect it, they
let JSS and COS paint themselves.
Wouldn't even let me tip them,
saying they had no grandkids and
it gave them great pleasure
to see JSS and COS so delighted.