Daytrip to the beach

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I should have known Avienne would love the beach. She falls asleep every night to the sound of waves sweeping over sand.  So, it was only natural that she'd barrel towards the water once we hit the beach on Sunday afternoon.  It was a last minute trip, planned quickly before our visitor from France returns home.  I haven't been to Port Aransas in years, so I was as surprised as they were to be welcomed by the clear, warm water and soft sand.  No more turning my nose up at Texas beaches - it was way more magical than I remembered from school trips and vacations past.  

Avienne thoroughly enjoyed splashing through the waves and of course, eating sand.  As much as I love myself a beach, I sure do hate sand. Even more so when it's in every fold of my pudgy baby's skin.  We took a dip in the pool to rinse off a bit, too.  And, in the evening, we indulged in plates of fresh seafood at a quaint, but completely fantastic little spot a block or two from the beach.  I can't wait to go back next year! 

The forecast called for rain, but it held out one more day, seemingly just for us.  The thunderstorms blew in right as we were heading out of town, so, we found refuge at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi. It was a nice way to end our micro-vacation to south Texas.  Avienne seemed to be most fond of the dolphins, but I couldn't get over the creepy/beautiful creatures in the jellyfish room. (How on earth do those things live on the same planet as us?!)  

Although road-tripping is likely not Avienne's favorite (she cried quite a bit on the way down there), I think as she gets older, she'll understand that four hours in car is a small price to pay to enjoy all the beauty and indulgences that a beach can offer.  That's definitely what I've learned.

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