Day 4 ~ Due to the government shutdown during our vacation, we decided to head east to Rehoboth Beach on the Atlantic. We were excited to have a day at the beach. We live about 6 hours from our closest beach, so having one 3 hours up the highway was wonderful. This was the fourth time of seeing the ocean for our youngest two. They loved every minute of the day. The cold ocean was of no concern to them. Several people walking on the beach commented on their bravery in the cold water. (They are used to wading/swimming in mountain streams so cold water is nothing new to them.) They had a blast! At the end of the day, we got ice cream and headed on the long drive back to my parents' home.
|Taken by my Father...They loved jumping the waves.|
|"Oh Tim, This is not a good idea!"|
|"I don't know about this place, Grandpa!"|
In the afternoon, we gathered most of us up and went to the Pentagon to see the September 11th memorial. This memorial is beautifully done. I was very impressed with the artistry and beauty in such a solemn place. One hundred eighty four lives were lost at this spot between the people on the plane and the people in the Pentagon.
Lastly, we had a really nice evening with my husband's sister and family.The kids enjoyed seeing their cousins. What a busy and enjoyable vacation! Just one more day of vacation. I will hopefully post about it tomorrow.