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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Texas trip - 8

The saga of the beach trip of April 5th continues. In spite of the wind, the young ones seemed to be having a great time just digging in the sand and playing. GM5 went down to the edge of the water with his Mom and a larger than normal wave came in and caused him to sit down in the water. It not only scared him some but the water had to be cold in that wind. But it didn’t take him long to get over it and he was back digging in the sand and having a good time.

While they were playing, I walked out on the fishing pier to just look around. There had been about 6 or 8 fisher-persons on the end when we drove up but only two were there now. This couple had not caught anything as yet today, said they were just mostly ‘hanging out’ – they had caught an ice chest full two days before. The water looked muddy and the waves angry but they said that is about how it always looks.

One of the sail surfers was up on the taller part of the pier, holding up an instrument to measure the wind speed. I asked him the speed and he replied that it was between 12 and 15 miles an hour. I asked him how good that was with the sport in which they were involved and he said that it was only marginal. The wind did seem to drop off a bit before we left.

During a walk up the beach, I was admiring part of God’s creation in the form of small shore birds – in the plover family, I think. Their tiny feet moved so fast as they ran back and forth, hunting food, that one could hardly see their feet at all. There were also pelicans and a gull that I wasn’t used to seeing on the Atlantic shore. It was a smaller one with a black head and black on the top of the wings, while the underside was white. There was a blackbird sitting on the top of one of the plastic trash bins and seemed to be guarding it.

This sandy area was named Quintana beach. We finally gathered up the young ones, blankets and play stuff and headed to the van. We got all the sand off that we could – GM5 was so grubby that he had to be cleaned off and changed before getting in his car-seat. We got to the home front knowing that we only had a short while before our next event of the evening. The previously prepared baked Ziti was turned on to warm up and all started cleaning up for the next outing – we were going to see the movie “Meet the Robinsons”.

Just as we were finishing up the meal, a neighborhood girl came to sit with GM5 and we shortly headed out for the cinema. When we got there, I got the tickets and headed on in to see the previews, leaving OD and the Spice to get the cokes and popcorn. The girls went with me to also catch the previews. It was a real zany, wacky, fun movie that just happens to be the type that I like and we all enjoyed it.

After the movie, we dropped the Spice and girls at a store and OD brought me home to relieve the baby sitter and then she went back to help them shop. It was a day that the Lord made and I rejoiced and was glad in it. ec


Blogger Bonita said...

I've seen the previews for the film "The Robinsons", and it does look good....remember that film "The Swiss Family Robinson"? That one is more my type, I think.

Have a very memorable Easter, Mr.Eddie. And, continued good wishes for a happy vacation.

4/07/2007 11:47:00 PM  
Blogger mreddie said...

Bonita - It was just a fun movie, plus it had some decent moral lessons. "The Swiss Family Robinson" is one that I have seen several times, the last several with the gruntmonkeys - quite a classic. A happy Easter to you as well, we will be travelling back home today. ec

4/08/2007 08:31:00 AM  

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