Friday, July 31, 2009
After we left the campsite we headed to Long Beach and Marsh's Free Museum.. home of such oddities as good ol' Jake and Nonni's cow. Then we wandered about town, visited some arcades and a shooting gallery, rode the carousel and visited lots of statues and sculptures. I found a great little used bookstore, Banana Books, where Seleia and I picked up the greatly anticipated Prince Caspian. (No luck on Jellybeans for Breakfast!) We ate lunch outside by the beach, bought Joel a cool new pirate beanie and visited the cool beach shops. Even Charlie the Hermit Crab got a new "Hermie Hut" with a surfer painted on the side. And, of course, we got a bunch of salt-water taffy!
We all had great fun, Elora jeered (Nyah nyah-nyah nyah nyah!) and waggled her little booty at the waves (they showed her!) while she and Amarra leapt into the surf and ran away from the big waves, and Seleia learned to body surf (In water she could stand in, bien sur). There is nothing like an afternoon playing in the Pacific Ocean!! (No, the Atlantic just doesn't measure up!)