Sunday, October 28, 2012

Beach Vacation, Part 3

It’s almost ridiculous, my need to chronicle our life chronologically!  It’s October, and I’m blogging the end of our beach trip.  I blogged Parts 1 and 2 in August!

Oh, well.  Love me, love my quirks, right?

Towards the end of our trip, we took a break from the beach and went to Fort Sumter. 


We were a little afraid that the kids would get bored at the fort, but hoped the boat ride to and from the island would be enough to keep them from being too awful!


As it turned out, they loved the boat ride AND the fort, thanks mostly to a really amazing park ranger!


It kills me that I can’t remember his name because he was really amazing!  Not only was he incredibly knowledgeable, but he was incredibly patient with the kids.  They were full of questions, especially Jonathan, and the ranger was so nice and answered every one of them.  I kept expecting him to get tired of small people and move on to some other group, but he seemed to really enjoy the kids and their curiosity.

For any of you who have never taken little ones to a military fort, especially one near a beach, here’s a lesson we learned: Explain to the kids that artillery shells are not the same thing as SEAshells!  Ha!  The kids were so confused at first!  They thought the soldiers were shooting seashells at each other!





If you’d like to know more about Fort Sumter, you can read about it HERE.

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