My Very First Trip to the Beach

I got back home a couple days ago from my first trip to the beach.  It was so much fun!

We went to the beach on Friday.  I had to wait for a while in my friend’s office while she got a few things done, but that was okay because I had my book.  Then we packed up some snacks, got in the car, and started driving.  There were so many other cars on the road.  We drove for a long time, and then we went up, up, and over a really big bridge.  The water was really blue and I saw a lot of boats, but my friend said we weren’t at the beach yet.  This was only the Chesapeake Bay.  We had to drive for a while longer and passed by a lot of farms and little towns.  My friend said that if we come back later in the summer, we’ll see a lot of corn and soybeans on those farms!  That sounds delicious.

It felt like it took forever to get to the beach.  I fell asleep in the car for a little bit.  But then we got to our hotel – the bed was really big!  We walked into town for a little bit to have a little dinner – I had some really good french fries, but my friend said they were chips because they were from a British restaurant.  A nice English lady talked to my friend while I had my chips.  But then I was sleepy again, so we went back and went to bed.

On Saturday, we went to the beach really early, before a lot of other people got there.  We put out the towel and a big blanket.  I played a lot in the sand, and built a little sand hut to sit in – it was so neat.  My friend went swimming – I stuck my toe in the water and it was so cold!  I went back to sit on the blanket and play in the sand some more while she swam.  I also read some more of my Where’s Waldo book.  Then the lifeguards came and set up their chairs – and a lot more people started coming onto the beach, and they also went swimming and played in the sand.  A lot of the kids around also had balls, frisbees, pails and shovels, and other beach toys.  Everybody was having a good time.  I even found a really pretty oyster shell.

After a while we walked back up to the Boardwalk.  We walked past Funland and my friend let me play some of the games – I even won a prize!  It was a little green donut toy with sprinkles.  Then I was hungry again, so we went to a little diner on the Boardwalk.  I got to have french fries again and they were so yummy.  We went back to the beach for a while longer too, and then we went walking around the town.  Then we had some dinner and I went to bed because I was so tired – I had a big day for such a little elephant!

On Sunday, we went to have some pancakes for breakfast with the nice English lady and her friends.  They were really yummy!  After breakfast we went back to the beach.  My friend felt a little bad that she forgot to bring any beach toys, so she bought me a little pail and shovel set.  I had a lot of fun playing in the sand again!  But then it started to get cloudy and a little cold, and started to rain just a little bit, so we went back to the Boardwalk.  My friend let me get an ice cream, and I got sprinkles on it too.  Then we walked around the town a little bit more, and walked along the beach a bit more.  We saw a really cool sandcastle that someone else had made!  Then we went back and went to bed a little early on Sunday because we had to go back on Monday.

We left after breakfast on Monday.  We shared a really yummy piece of coffee cake.  There were a lot of cars on the way back too, but we got back just fine.  Then we unpacked and relaxed – and then the sun came back out.  Aw man!

I had so much fun at the beach, even in the rain!  I was really glad we got to play in the sunshine, and also really glad I had an umbrella.  I hope we get to go back again!

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