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We packed up the kids, dog and the trailer and headed out for adventure, learning and helping others. During our adventure we will try to update this site as often as possible to keep everyone interested involved in our travels and to keep a journal for ourselves. The plan is to be working, schooling, helping and sharing on the road for a year.
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Monday, October 22, 2012

A Day at the Beach

Today, we started the week off getting back into our scheduled routine. The day was pretty full with school and work and we did a load of laundry here at the campground. I was so excited about there being a washer and dryer here and the price was very reasonable at $1 to wash and $1 to dry. I didn't have enough quarters however, to do more than one load. After the first load dried, well, I mean after the cycle ended, the clothes certainly weren't dry. They were whites which usually dry the fastest, but pretty much everything was still fairly damp after the 40 minute cycle, so I brought it all back to the trailer and we had socks and underwear hanging all over the place in the trailer for the rest of the day.

Brock was able to get in a run today which, I think, was a little painful, but satisfying. He did much of his work and phone conferences outside which was a good way for him to have a little peaceful time as well. He finally was able to give the trailer a quick scrub which was something that he'd been REALLY wanting to do for quite some time.

Finally, we all headed down to the beach. Brock had seen it on his run this morning, but the rest of us hadn't been down there yet. We kind of staggered our departures a little heading down because it took some of us longer to get our shoes and sweatshirts. Brighton and I were at the tail of the procession and we weren't exactly sure where the trail was, but we found one that led right there. As we were heading up and over the dune, we saw a couple of pointy ears coming up the other side and all of a sudden, a little fox appeared at the top of the hill. As he saw us, he turned tail and ran, but it was so cool to see him so close. A little later, Brock was looking for a trash can and he saw the same fox at a very close distance. I guess parks people just installed a new fence along the dunes so maybe the little guy was a little confused.

The kids said the water was a little warmer than the beach that we're used to. There was almost no waves except right where the surf broke on the sand. It was very calm. Spencer and Skylar buried each other in the sand while Brighton and Brynna mostly hung out there where the waves broke.

Attempting a nice serious pic
Permission given for a silly pic

After our playtime there, we came back to the trailer and I made dinner while all four kids went to the campground showers to get the sand out of their ears.

It's been nice to have a day to stay in one spot and just get stuff done that we need to do.


  1. It is sooooooooooooooo good to see all those little faces:-) Hugs to you all:-)

  2. Hugs back to you, Mom! Love you much!