While my Nevada daughter was here, we took a day trip to the ocean. Since she and the kids were only here for one week, they wanted to just spend most of it hanging out with family. But they did hope for one nice day to go to the ocean. The one good day of their visit was the Monday -- we had rain at least part of all the other days. So we headed for York Beach and Nubble Light.
We spent a good bit of time at Long Sands beach, where the kids enjoyed beachcombing and playing in the sand at the water's edge. It was mostly sunny with a few clouds and not too chilly, although there was a bit of a breeze.
|This photo just does my heart good. I enjoy so much when my two girls can be together, even though it is very seldom.|
After leaving Nubble, we went up to Ogunquit just for a quick stop at a shop that had one of those souvenir penny-flattening machines. The kids have special books for collecting these flattened pennies and so they like to seek out a machine in areas they visit. (The photos below are from Shoshone Falls, Idaho this past fall, but it will give you an idea what the penny machines look like if you've never seen one.)
Between penny-flattening and souvenir shopping at the same shop, we adults debated whether to stop for fast food on the way home or to go for a regular restaurant which might serve seafood. We opted for a nicer place and enjoyed a lovely fish and chips special!
|The Nevada contingent|