I'll be honest, I could do without the 1.5 hour drive down to the shore. And lugging all the stuff while cheerily repeating, "come on guys, almost there!" onto the beach is quite hellish. Don't even get me started on trekking back to the car with sandy, tired kids.
But the middle part? The part where everyone is happy, the sun is shining, and the surf provides the perfect background music?
Well, it is simply BLISS.
They entertain themselves. They don't fight, in fact they enjoy each other. As a bonus, the baby took a killer nap, right there on the beach.
So, I had no other choice but to turn around and head straight back down the following day.
Besides once you have a taste of the beach (in Colby's case, he literally TASTES the beach), you just need more.