A wonderful beach in Ogunquit, Maine. We found this beach last year, and we thought about finding another beach to spend the day on this year. However, after searching all afternoon the day before for another beach, we decided this one was best! So we came back here the next day. We spent all day here and Hannah had a blast! She absolutely LOVES the water and sand. An improvement since last year she did not like her feet in the sand. At all. This year, she was happy as a clam in the sand! :) Well, a really cute clam without the claws, anyway.
We couldn't wait to get our suits on! We had to wade in the water in our clothes first :)
And what would a day at the beach be without a GIANT ice cream cone? YUMMY! This was a medium! I wonder how big the large was?!?!?! Can't you read her mind? "Really? This is ALL mine? I get to eat ALL of it?" And she did! Minus about a quarter of it that ended up on her face, dress, and feet :) But what she lost from that cone was replaced by licks of MY swirl cone. So, not to fear, she got her fill of ice cream that day!
OK, tummy full of ice cream, changed into turtle swimming suit, re-application of sunscreen. All set for more fun in the sand and water!
Check out the awesome beach wheelchair we found! Matt was able to join us at the water and be a part of all the fun :) He spotted it when we went to get ice cream. Apparently, the lifeguard station "rents" them for free! We were so very grateful :) For those of you who might not know, pushing a wheelchair through sand is impossible!! (we had to drag Matt's regular wheelchair to this spot and then Papa had a place to sit, too) The narrow wheels of a regular wheelchair just sink and refuse to move in the sand. So these beach wheelchairs have giant wheels that glide very easily across both wet and dry sand!
Digging for buried treasure!!! All we found was sand. . . and more sand.
Hannah was very busy!
It was a wonderful day. But we knew it was time to leave and get dinner when Hannah started chasing the seagulls yelling at them to share the crackers someone threw at them with her, and crying when they ate them all and didn't give her any. I think that meant she was hungry!?!?! I don't know WHY!?!?! Afterall, she ate that monstrous ice cream cone and had a few handfuls of sand earlier. C'mon. That kind of "meal" could easily tide a person over until breakfast the next morning! (I bet the sand is still sitting her her stomach!) But, we obliged and took her to dinner anyway.
And no, we did not invite the seagulls to dinner with us. If they had been more friendly and shared their snack with Hannah, then perhaps we would've allowed them to accompany us. They missed out on some yummy clam chowder and seafood alfredo! Their loss.