We've been busy almost all summer working on remodeling and painting the exterior of the church
|Titus Flying a Kite|
|Preparing to Prime & Paint|
We've been working together as a family when possible, but there is a time to relax and have fun together as well. Plus some of those in our church family probably need a little break as well! Though we're still not finished yet, it was about time that we spend some family fun time! So off we went spontaneously to Long Beach Monday morning! We had such a great time driving on the beach, playing in the sand and ocean, visiting shops, and doing other activities that my wife had the idea that we camp out in our vehicle overnight and enjoy another day at the beach!
All cramped up in the morning, but it soon wore off and we had another adventurous day. We went to historic forts, went hiking, ate huge Texas Donuts in Washington, and climbed huge rocks to lose the calories we gained! We even saw a good sized rock in the distance while driving on the beach.As we drove closer, it started to look like it might be some sort of large bird. The kids said "no, it's a rock daddy." Then as we got closer wings spread out with a wing span of 6-7 feet. It was an American Bald Eagle and it was a beautiful sight to see! We got to drive alongside the eagle for a few miles and see it fly over the ocean alongside the shore of the beach. What a beauty it was seeing this magnificent creation of God soar so graciously yet with power, agility, and confidence. Before we went to the beach, we charged our camera's battery the night before, only to then forget to bring the camera with us when we left. So we didn't get to get any amazing pictures like we hoped, but we did manage to get a brief video on a low-quality phone-camera. We were a lot closer to the eagle than the video appears to depict, though far enough not to attempt to be a disturbance. It was an awesome time at Long Beach. We had such a great time of refreshing as a family Monday and Tuesday.
|Solomon driving bumper cars for the first time at 8.|
It seems like I had to wait till I was 13 or 14 before
I was tall enough to ride a bumper car myself!