We continued our adventures with cousins on Saturday at the beach. This time we experienced the Atlantic Coast with its light breeze and pale blue waters. Meilani and Whitaker made sand castles and dug a huge pit with a moat going out to the ocean.
Ericlee and "the favorite cousin" Sean had some playtime too.
They went body surfing and got pulled all the way down the beach by some strong current. They played like they did when they were little boys.
Dorina even got in for a little dip. You can't go to the ocean without feeling the surf on your toes.
Kites and whirligigs are also a big deal at the Outer Banks. We drove past a kite festival at Kitty Hawk, where the first flight took off. Meilani poses as a pilot!
Dorina got a glimpse of her dream car - an old-time punch bug.
Whitaker and Meilani made friends with a pirate. Arrrrr-tee-ma-tay!
On the way home, we stopped at a favorite "fast food" place called Chick-Fil-A. They have a great kids meal, which includes grilled chicken, fruit and 100% apple juice. They also give away books for prizes: Click, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin. Of course, this goes along with their mascot, the EAT-MOR-CHIKIN Cow.