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A Morning at Cocoa Beach

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.

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Luke dug a hole as soon as we got there, and Scarlett bounced around in the hot sand for a while.

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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.

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Scarlett continued to bound around in the wet sand. Luke really enjoyed all the mud.

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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.

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Of course, everything devolved after a while into burying Dad!

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Then Scarlett wanted to get in on the action.

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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!