Apparently we weren’t the only ones who thought it would be a good idea to take a trip to the beach yesterday. The beach was PACKED and the parking lots were jammed with people all up and down the Hampton strip. It was so weird to see people on one side of the road, and then all the boarded-up shops and restaurants on the other. There was ONE store and ONE food shack (a fried dough) place open.
In general, it was an older crowd on the beach, given that it’s not bikini season quite yet. We dug in the sand, walked on the rocks, got the hem of our pants wet…just perfect. There were dogs playing in the surf, having balls thrown, people running, walking, and a few people flying kites.
We saw a very cool kite, everyone commented on it. Well today Junior and I ended up at BJ’s, and wouldn’t you know it, there was the kite, and it was only $9.99! I’m a kite freak, I love flying them. I’ve mentioned that here before (I’ll have to do a search) so we bought three different ones. Today we went up to the middle school with the kites and Junior’s razor scooter, and he practiced his balancing and breaking, etc., while we put one of the kites together. It’s very cool, but amazingly, not windy enough to get the kite going. We’re going to head back up again next weekend, if it’s nice, when the step-kids are here. I’ll take pictures if we have success.
I’ve got to tell you, having two days of outside time was REALLY good for me. I was getting sucked into some depression, and I think part of it was just how nasty cold this winter has been. You couldn’t go outside for much of it because of the wind chill…so we didn’t even do normal winter stuff. I get very excited when spring starts to roll around, and days like this are exactly what I’m talking about. I wish tomorrow wasn’t a “go back to the routine” day.