I just have to share a few photos from our last jaunt to the beach for the summer. We've had 3 trips to the coast this summer....just waiting for the day we can live there forever. Billy and I that is. The kids are like NO WAY!! One day we will retire there and the kids will have a beautiful place to visit and bring us lots of Grand babies. Yeah...I like to dream ahead.
We both fell in love with Saint Simons years ago when we attended a Leadership Georgia retreat. A piece of my heart never left. Never will. It is the most amazing beach I've ever been to. It's so raw....so underdeveloped...so very perfect. I can not stand to go to any beach that has Go-Karts or other contraption that is made to make humans fly and vomit. Where every corner has a chain restaurant and the condos are so high my fear of heights gets into complete overload. Rather we like a quiet beach. Where in the morning and nights families are out walking their dogs. Where you can walk on a beach and not see condos, but rather sea oats and dunes that look like magical snow mounds. Where the water is so sparkly you'd thought God had tossed his new glitter jar down right on your slice of beach that day. Yeah. That's St. Simons.
Here we are content to rise...hit the beach....and not come in until dark. Our favorite activity, shell hunting and critter spotting. This week the waters were particularly full of these beauties:live starfish in your hand? Well, they tickle. They wiggle. They breath. You see above her little legs curling up? She wanted back in the water! It pained me to see everyone walking around with them in their hands to keep. We always throw them back. We also found giant sand dollars this time. And although they are living too, we only take those that have been beached. We also learned that starfish eat sand dollars. Weird.
Staying upright is very important if you have a fear of these little guys below. By far the coolest thing we did this trip was look for these: