We drove a few hours to this lovely beach on the gulf side near Treasure Island. The older kiddos had a great time playing in the water and sand. You could walk out really far as it wasn't very deep. It was amazing to be reminded how calm the waves are and how the water is so warm. Definitely not the Pacific. Dave did some snorkeling, although he said there wasn't much to see. I hung out under in more normal spot, under the umbrella. Laureli did not enjoy the sand and refused to touch it. Dawn happily obliged by trading off with me and carrying her around. We enjoyed pina coladas from the local restaurant. Virgin ones for the kiddos. Claire thought we said "smushies", combing smoothy and slushy. We called them that the rest of the week. Love that kid, she cracks me up!