This Labor Day weekend, we packed the whole family in the Odyssey and headed down to Point Pleasant Beach, NJ for a fun-in-the-sun getaway. Our friends have a beautiful beach house only a few blocks from the beach itself, and they were kind enough to let us stay with them. Free beach weekend with friends? Yes, please!
I spent half the time riding the waves in the ocean. I just love doing that. It’s fun and a seriously good cardio workout. I was actually out of breath when I came back to shore after about 15 or 20 minutes of jumping up and down. The kids loved jumping in and out of the waves, but since it was a yellow flag (caution: semi rough waves), they didn’t venture too far out.
The other half of the time on the beach was spent building only THE coolest sand castle ever! Rosario and his son Joe built most of the actual castle and basic castle wall. I took it upon myself to build a massive protection system in the vein of a double moat! We added bridges, flags and even a crab-leg laser gun!
We ultimately finished the sand castle and waited for the high tide to give it a test run! Unfortunately, that never happened. The closest thing we saw was one powerful wave pushing the water all the way up the coast to the first moat, and that was it. So we left it as is and headed to Jenkinson’s Boardwalk for lunch at Joey Tomatoes. (Good pizza, btw!)
After lunch, we walked over to the rides and the kids had a blast swinging, spinning, and being raced through rollercoaster tracks.
Can’t wait to go back and do it all again next summer!
6 thoughts on “Building the Single Greatest Sand Castle Ever”
Looks like fun!
My son Sam says, “Whoa. That IS the best sandcastle ever.” But he was rather disappointed that the ocean never came! He recommends that next time, you build it closer to the water. He’s so helpful. 😉
It was an awesome looking fortress!
Yes it was! Next time I’m bringing my… er, the kids’ superhero figures to help protect the fortress!
looks like a ton of fun! Great sand kingdom!
Hey, Paula! Thanks so much. And Sand “Kingdom” has a real nice ring. I love it!
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