Monday, April 14, 2008

Boardwalk vs Boredwalk


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.

11 comments:

kdaygirl said...

Nice hairdo na!!! Kids looked like they enjoyed having family time.

The Girls' Mom said...

What a nice trip. Is it close enough to go often?

Shavonne said...

Not many can say they've played in the Atlantic and Pacific ocean, even less so within a few months time! Neat! Cute pictures, love seeing how you all are doing.

I'm Always Rite said...

Glad to see you getting out and enjoying yourselves a bit. :) I think the Atlantic and Pacific are totally different. I like the Pacific much better. The Atlantic always seems so dreary. Hmm... I will have to visit it again to see if I still feel the same. I haven't been in over 12 years! Wow!

Ande said...

SOunds like you guys had fun. You never know what a place will really be like until you try it. Now you know and can avoid it. ha ha I love the pics.

sharon c... that's me said...

well, the thought is nice... what a great beach! i love kolby's faces, they're the best

April said...

You have a lady's man with Kolby! Love his face. Very cute looked like you had a fun time at the beach!

BrittanyLane said...

What a beautiful place. Great pictures! Maybe the kids will appreciate the trip more in scrapbook form...

Queen of Chaos said...

What a fun day! At least the end result was fun for the kids, anyway. As a grown up I think the site seeing is fun.

Cool that you were on a beach this weekend too! So were we... but in Mexico. And I'm appy to share it was warm enough to swim in it.

Glad you had a great family day!!

Jen Sue Wild said...

Looks like you had a great day..
Love the pix...

Jen said...

Great photos! I'm glad the kids found some fun at the beach. ;) I know what it's like trying to make everyone happy.