Monday, September 1, 2008

I Go Beach!

We woke up on Labor Day to ominous looking grey clouds in the sky. Jackson woke up saying, "I go beach! I get doughnuts!" We always stop on the way to the beach to get iced coffee for us, and chocolate doughnut holes for Jackson (which honestly may hold more appeal for him then the beach itself). We didn't have the heart to tell him that it might be too cloudy for the beach, so off we went.

When we got to the beach, the error in our judgement became apparent very quickly. The tide was so high that there really wasn't a "beach" at all, and the clouds in the sky were starting to look more black then grey. Since we were already there, we set up our chairs (pretty much at the edge of the dunes) and hoped for the best. Within 20 minutes the ocean had washed up onto the dunes, soaking our towels and chairs. We packed up our stuff, and milled around the beach until the surfers actually started getting out of the water, at which point we knew it was time to make our escape too. As we made a mad dash for the car, the rain started pouring. We still got our coffee and Jackson still got his doughnut holes, and we actually got some pretty cool pictures, so it wasn't too big of a disaster after all...

1 comment:

Carol Beth said...

Love the 2nd pic. You're probably like me--usually the one taking pictures so it's easier to get good pics of Daddy with the child than Mommy with the child!