Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Playing at Manchester Beach

On Sunday our friends left to go home, but we still had one more day. We wanted a nice relaxing family day. We took our lunch and headed to Manchester Beach. We grilled some hot dogs and walked through some sand dunes to get to the beach. The girls enjoyed playing in the sand.Noah put together kites for him and the girls to fly and I enjoyed just laying on the nice warm blanket until Aubrey threw sand on my head. It was a beautiful day with plenty of wind for kite flying and warm sunshine. We spent three hours on a beach that stretched for 6 miles and only saw about five people the whole time. It was nice to have the beach to ourselves.
When we got back to camp it was almost dinner time. We fixed our dinner while the girls played. Noah started a nice big fire and we told stories around the campfire and ate s'mores. The best part of the whole evening was the story telling time.
The rules were simple: someone starts the story and at any point in the story someone else could chime in with a new part to add to the story. The last and funniest story we told went like this... Anissa started "Once upon a time there was a raccoon who" Ashlyn started in "who had a little sister raccoon. They were playing and went" Autumn said "down to the river to play" Anissa spoke again, "they jump in splashing, laughing, and having a good time." Noah spoke up and said "When all of a sudden a crocodile ate up the sister raccoon. Brother raccoon took out his sword, poked the crocodiles bum and slashed the crocodiles belly open. Out popped the sister raccoon and the crocodile said" Then Aubrey yelled ...What Happened? I Burped!
We all started laughing and decided that was the best ending to the story.
That night we were visited by a raccoon family who must have heard our story and liked it.

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