In the rain, on the beach
here we are. Remember the idea that the cousins would spent the night
on the beach that night? To save the chairs for our family before
the other family could take them all? Well while a few of us played
Settlers, the rest of the cousins went room to room gathering blankets
and pillows, and by about 3 a.m. we were all bundled up in the freezing,
windy cold to save the chairs for our family. It was a mission.
Chelsea and Brittany had the portable DVD player, and we were stocked
with multiple layers of clothes and blankets. There's better pictures
out there (Herb? Laura?) - I think there were ten of us? Twelve? Anyhoo
- it started to rain. And the wind was whipping in so many directions,
there was no shielding possible. It was miserable. And it's so cold
we're all cocooned head to toe so we couldn't even talk anymore (the
ocean is LOUD - especially combined with wind and rain).
I lasted until 4:30 a.m. - I dragged my wet blanket and pillow up
the stairs and crawled into bed with Laura with my wet socks on -
Dylan lasted until 5 am - and the rest of them gave up by 8 am.
An hour later, that other family was stretched out on those chairs.