Vacation: day 2 started and ended at the beach. After breakfast we walked down to the beach with a shovel, a blanket, some snacks and water, and books for mom and dad.
We spent a few minutes at a free mirror fun house.
Instead of ice cream, we had gelato. It was so yummy!
A worker? volunteer? for the tide pool conservation came out to tell everyone that the tide was going to come in again in about 20 minutes and to be careful because the water can come in fast. Elizabeth was out of there so fast. She took it very seriously and did not wish to be caught on the rocks. It was a little funny.
We kept having people offer to take a picture of our family. It was really sweet.
Then we got started on the long promised sand castle as a family. Over the course of the day we found two extra shovels left on the beach, which we put to good use.
I thought our "castle" looked like a tug boat. Really it was a 4 sided pyramid with two towers and a strangely shaped moat. (I was not in charge of this.)
We were all covered in sand.