The girls just loved being at the beachouse. Here they are playing on the back porch looking into the house.
Dad, Morgan and I went fishing with a guide in the back rivers around Tybee. We didn't go into the ocean or the Savannah River, just sort of stayed in the back water. I caught one trout and this redfish, the guide caught a couple of trout just to add to the load, and that was it. Morgan and dad came back empty handed. Bigun was scared and grossed out when she touched the fish.
Kelley and Bigun hanging out on the beach. The light reflection on the sand kind of washed out this photo, but since Kelley took most of the pics, this is about the only proof that she was actually on the sand. You can tell we are not beach people; she is wearing a long sleeve shirt and jeans on the beach when it's 78 degrees and sunny out there. Fish out of water.
Here are my parents with their grandkids on the same beach my mother has been playing on since she was their age. You can see the lighthouse in the background. This is the closest we could come to making the kids stand still while on the beach.
A great shot of bigun with the lighthouse in the background. She kept getting completely naked just to go play in that puddle left over from high tide. She's nuts!
Evil Genius playing with the lighthouse in the background. She was able to refrain from complete nudity. I say she missed out on a chance she will soon grow out of.
Both kids playing in the puddle. They freaking loved it! It opened their eyes to a whole new set of toys and playing medium.
Morgan and Bigun sitting down for once. I think Bigun is plotting her next toy run. Kite or shovel? How can you pic just one, Unc? they call Morgan "Unc", he loves it.
Morgan in his more natural position. This is the wild unmarried adult male in his natural habitat. A rare sighting indeed.
Evil Genius and my dad flying a kite. Every other sentence out of the kids mouths on the way down there was about flying a kite with grandad. Then the wind was actually too heavy for those kites to get up into the air. Still, they had fun trying.
So what else happened while we were down there? Well, we went down thursday night in the pouring rain. The kids travelled ok, which is rare. I guess we found the right combination of movies to keep them entertained for 4 and a half hours. I had to unpack the van in the rain, that wasn't fun.
Friday I got in a bike ride of 21 miles. I had the energy to go farther, but the island is only about 3 miles wide so I was just bored. They run the Tybee Island marathon there every year in February, and I don't see how they found 26.2 miles in a loop. But one year i'm going to run that thing. Bike ride was great, it was flat and fast, and I left Jenny in the big chainring the whole time Got up to about 26 mph, and averaged about 18 mph. Then mom kept the girls during naptime, and Kelley and I went out playing on the island. We went down to the public beach on the south side of the island, and hit a restaurant and did some drinking. Good times!
Saturday Kelley got in a small run, and I ran 8.3 miles. The cool part was the speed again. It felt like I was flying! I made it 6.5 miles before I had to stop and walk some, and averaged about 9:20 pace in there. That was so cool. I felt good, ran nice and strong, and everything was ok. Then Saturday afternoon Dad, Morgan and I went fishing while Kelley and Michael's wife went out drinking. Michael was playing a show in New York City and couldn't make the trip.
Then sunday we packed up and drove home. I took the girls to a nearby park while Kelley cleaned the house. Bigun rode her bike down to the park, and it was the first time ever that she really put the ability to pedal together. She finally made the mental connection between legs and movement and steering, but pedaling backwards to put the brakes on was still too advanced. So she hit a little downhill and picked up too much speed and that was it. So I ended up putting her on my shoulders and carrying the bike the rest of the way to the park. Still, it was a blast. And they were calm the entire drive home.
This drive was 4.5 hours each way, and in two weeks we're driving 4.5 hours each way to Raleigh for the triathlon. I really hope we can get this type of calm during that drive as well.
I will eventually get caught up reading all of those race reports, I hope everyone did well in New Orleans this weekend! I'm so far behind from taking a day off of work it's nuts. But I will get caught up. Hope your weekend was as good as mine.