Last Friday night around 10:45 we decided to take a shot at one last beach day before school starts back. So we got the kids up really early Saturday and told them we had a surprise for them. They guessed every fun thing they could think of and remained baffled until we crossed the Cooper River on I-526.
Then they shouted for joy for the next 4 1/2 hours on the beach at the Isle of Palms.
We made the last sand skull of summer, jumped the last waves of summer, found the last seashells of summer and got the last mild sunburns of summer.
In addition to seashells, we also found a cool bracelet in the sand and then we found a cool pair of sunglasses buried inside a tidal pool.
The sky was beautiful. The temperature was in the 80s and there was a wonderful breeze all day. It was perfect.
After we shook all the sand off that we could, we made our way to our favorite seafood shack on Shem Creek. We ate great food and watched dolphins play right outside the window. Then, right as we finished eating, we saw a West Indian Manatee breach right in front of us. Until Saturday, I was unaware that we had manatees in SC. Very cool.
Then we walked around Charleston like you do when you are in Charleston.
The kids were in shock all day. They could not make sense of going to the beach for one day. They were thankful and ecstatic.
It's been a great summer. We are all thankful and ecstatic.
Time for school.