This weekend we decided to have a little family day. No schedules. No set plans. Just be together. So we went down to Charleston for the first time since moving here. We went to Riverfront Park that extends along the waterfront and has swings and water fountains, and lots of fun things for the kids. Well, that is what we heard, anyway. In actuality, it was like walking along a pier with benches every once in a while. It wasn't what the kids were interested in. In essence, they were "bored".
So we moved inland a little bit, to the market place. Lots of little vendors smooshed together under some tent-like buildings. The kids weren't interested in that either. We also forgot the stroller, so it was a challenge with George. While we were there, we tried to find a place to eat with the kids. All they had were "adult" restaurants, bars, and so on. Nothing that would be welcoming to kids. So we got loaded up a bunch of grumpy kids to try to find them a beach they could play at.
We ended up at Isle of the Palms, which is a very nice resort-like beach. The kids played and played. They loved it. The water was very cold. It was very windy, and very humid. A storm was approaching, so we didn't stay for a long time, but it was nice. Just what the kids wanted.
We got a thumbs up from the kids, so I guess that meant we did a good job entertaining them for the day. So now we can say we actually have moved coast to coast, now that we have set foot in the Atlantic Ocean. But I must say, it looked just like the Pacific Ocean.