Living the Beach Life
Yesterday we packed up the kids and took a day trip to one of the many beautiful Rhode Island beaches, Misquamicut State Beach. We are lucky to live so close to our home state – where the beaches are a huge part of summer life, and where memories are made that last a lifetime.
One of the state’s most popular beaches with over a half mile of beach front, there are also many local attractions for children. This modern pavilion includes many new features including rails, outside showers, and composting toilets. This beach does fill to capacity during sunny summer weekends.
TJ and I grew up so close to the beaches. Here in Connecticut there are beaches, but we are talking about Long Island Sound not Narragansett Bay and the Ocean. I want my kids to experience the beaches as we did – there is seriously nothing like a day at the beach. The salty air, the warm sun, and the cool salt water is super healing and you leave feeling reinvigorated but sleepy at the same time. I am already checking the forecast for next week because we need to go back!
The weather wasn’t perfect – it was super foggy when we arrived you could barely see the people a few towels over. The sun did peek out but wasn’t strong enough to burn off the fog. The kids didn’t care. They spent all day running around in the sand, filling buckets, building and creating pools and castles. They got in the water – it was still pretty chilly but as long as the waves were crashing they were laughing and having the best time.
Anthony was a bit skeptical about the sand on his feet and the water, but he adapted in no time. It was funny to watch him try to get the sand off his feet when we first set him down. His expressions were hilarious!
It was fun to meet up with friends too! Five kids and three adults made the day smooth sailing.
My kids passed out in the car once we started the trip back home (about 1.5 hours). We made a quick stop in New Haven for dinner at the Shake Shack during a massive, insane thunder storm. The highway had come to a stop so it was best to pull off and get some dinner. Once we were leaving, the sun had come out!
After we filled them up with burgers, hot dogs and fries they had quick baths and right to sleep in their beds. It was a great day!