Thursday, June 09, 2016

Perfect beach day

We managed to get all our chores done before Elisabeth's dance recital on Saturday which meant that we could spend a carefree day at the beach on Sunday. We headed to Harrison because it's my favorite. So far.

Elisabeth thought all year that as soon as dance was done she would cut off all her hair. she decided instead to add purple to it.

This was the view from my chair. AHHHHHHHHHH

While it was still cool, Elisabeth and Andrew played ball on the beach.

And frisbee.

David and I read books. Mostly because we knew we had friends coming later and so we'd be busy then.

Eventually it got hot and David felt the need to join his sister in the water. It was numbingly cold. I stood up to my knees and within a few minutes I didn't think I could feel my legs anymore.

Elisabeth didn't seem to mind.

Of course a trip to Harrison isn't complete without burying someone.

And then Elisabeth and I decided to go for a walk. For the first time ever, I ventured in the resort lobby. It's nice in there!

Then we walked to the hot springs.

Kandace, can you spot the bear?

Just kidding.

At the hot springs, there's a pipe that empties into a little pool of water. Where the pipe is the water is insanely hot. But as it gets farther away from the pipe, the water gradually cools and is quite nice. Elisabeth tried to cook leaves in the hot water while I wandered around taking pictures. There was  a large family also enjoying the space. All the men were in the water and all the women were sitting in the shade.

I couldn't understand their language, but it was clear that the men were trying to persuade the women to dip their toes in the water. Finally one ventured in, but she started at the hot side instead of climbing down the rocks to a more temperate area. The ensuing 'hot dance' and calls from everyone else were so funny, I couldn't help but bust a gut myself.

Thankfully they didn't mind the creepy stranger watching and laughing at their antics.

We made our way back to the beach and almost immediately Kandace and her boys arrived. It was like the fun could finally start and everyone dashed into the water.

And some of us dashed right back out again!

There were a lot of hijinks. It was almost like my kids didn't know how to have fun till their friends arrived.