I missed my Friday post deadline because I went on vacation. My family and I drove down to see family that just moved to North Padre Island.
It was a strange vacation with masks and distance. The kids did great wearing their masks everywhere. The family we went to see is family we’ve already been in contact with several times since my step dad passed away in May.
My niece and brother in law taught us how to surf and boogie board. The kids loved the boogie boarding more than the surfing. My sister is more of the surfer. I just enjoyed the sun and the company. We also learned what a Blue flag at the beach means: Marine life. In our case…Jellyfish! I got stung 3 times. My sister and her kids got stung too. They don’t feel very good. May I recommend if there is ever a blue flag at the beach, go another day!
We went to a secluded resident beach, so we had a 100 yards+ of space between us and other families.
This trip was to celebrate all the kids’ birthdays so we made sandcastle cakes for Birthday at the Beach. Due to Covid we put candles on their cake slices to blow them out, instead of having them blow on the whole cake.
My niece is a mermaid apparently!
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