Now that we live east of town, we're just a hop, skip, and a little over an hour jump to Vero Beach. Not my favorite coast for beachin', but the drive is short for a simple day trip. Missy and I packed up the kiddos, along with our beach paraphernalia and a tasty lunch and spent a fun day in the sand and water.
Oh to be the young woman enjoying her mid-morning nap on the beach beside us... a screaming child (Joanna was not fond of the beach at first), a run away beach ball, and hurricane force winds turning our umbrellas inside out made for a hilarious- or pitiful- start to our trip! Oh wait... the comedy began before we ever even left Lake Wales... all three kids had to suddenly pee after being strapped in their carseats. And then there were potty preferences to accommodate. And this, my friends, is the stuff memories are made of!
Taking a blow up pool ended up being a great idea because the waves kept us from really getting in the ocean at all. The kids made their own little ocean, dumping buckets of sand and water in the pool. They loved it!
Joanna LOVED sitting in the beach chairs. She deserves her very own.