On Saturday morning, we got up early to head for the beach! We knew we had to have a beach day while we were in Florida, and Cocoa Beach was one of the closest beaches to Orlando. After an hour drive, we arrived at Alan Shepard Beach Park at 8:30am and spent the morning in the sand and surf.
Luke dug a hole as soon as we got there, and Scarlett bounced around in the hot sand for a while.
Then we raced to ocean! Scarlett absolutely insisted on wearing her life jacket – she even wore it in the car! We wouldn’t normally make her wear it in a half an inch of water.
Scarlett continued to bound around in the wet sand. Luke really enjoyed all the mud.
The kids didn’t want to go out to far. The undertow was strong and the waves were unfamiliar. Luckily, we had plenty of tools for building sand sculptures.
Of course, everything devolved after a while into burying Dad!
Then Scarlett wanted to get in on the action.
By this time, the sunblock was wearing off. We rinsed off as much sand as we could and had a nice picnic at the covered tables in the parking lot.
After a great morning at the beach, it was time to head back to Orlando for more Disney resort fun!