We went to Virginia Beach on Saturday. We waited so long because they were having the annual Neptune Festival last weekend and we wanted to see the giant sandcastles. We arrived just as the parade was about to start. The kids were loving it, but I knew the vast ocean was just across that street, where the real awe awaited them.
(for you, Dad :)
But the absolute best part of the entire day was catching the kids' first reaction to the ocean. It is now one of my favorite memories ever. They caught a glimpse and just cheered and took off running, with smiles as big as those waves. Can you see the little bits of ocean on the horizon in this pic?
I almost got knocked over too! And with my camera, eek! Those sneaky waves! Next time, I think I'll bring my other camera, which I'm glad I kept when I upgraded ... just in case. No camera is not an option, though, I'm so glad I took mine and captured these precious memories!!