Wednesday, June 28, 2017

50th Family Trip: The Beach, Part 2

On our first full day at the resort, we spent the morning on the beach. The resort offered a free trolley to and from the beach, so we decided to try it out. We went to the trolley stop in the parking garage and called for our ride.
A few minutes later the trolley, a sort of golf cart that held 20 people, picked us up.
We were dropped off at a different section of beach, with a long boardwalk through dunes and past a seabird nesting preserve.
At the end of the boardwalk was a long expanse of sand before we reached the water. I felt bad that it was such a long walk, because my dad, with his arthritic ankles and limited energy, was tired and in pain by the time we finally got there. But the beach was beautiful.
And even though Dad was fighting pain and struggling to keep his balance, he loved being in the water and swimming with his family.
We ALL had a good time! We even found ourselves swimming in the middle of schools of small fish, much to my fascination and delight.

I had managed to not pack my swimsuit (I know, who forgets a swimsuit on a beach trip? Me. I'm usually better organized than that.) so I swam in workout clothes, just shorts and a t-shirt. They were so comfortable I may not go back to a suit!
I wish we lived nearer the ocean, because days at the beach are a lot of fun!

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