We spent Thursday doing random stuff. During the morning and mid-day, the sun was out, so a bunch of us went out to the beach. The red flags were out, so everyone was limited to going ankles or knees deep. This was my first time on the beach, and it wasn’t bad. A bunch of kids got tired of the beach quickly, and went back to the pool. Namita took a long walk with a friend along the beach. I took some video while the kids were out.
In the late afternoon, the kids and I went out for an 8 mile bike ride south along the main road. On the way back, we stopped at Surfin’ Spoon for a frozen yogurt treat. In the evening, we grilled up some dinner.
On Friday, most of us went to check out the Bodie Island Lighthouse (one family went go-karting), then lunch at Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant (it’s okay.) After lunch, we checked out the proverbial waterfront, then went to the Jockey Ridge State Park. This is a national park featuring massive sand dunes. Reading some of the information at the Information Center, the sand dunes were created a long time ago by the wind. I thought we might only walk around briefly, but people were feeling adventurous, so we climbed a few sand dunes. I’ve never seen anything quite like it, and I’ve never been on a sand dune before. It was pretty cool.