Our second day on the road passed quickly because all of us loved The Martian so much. I can't believe we have been all over the country so many times in our minivan of screams before discovering the magic of an audiobook we all love. Crazy.
Even though we were sick of each other and the car, we all perked up when we crossed the bridge onto the island and saw lush palm trees galore and all of our favorite restaurants and activities.
Then we threw our luggage into our condo, snatched up our swimsuits, and hightailed it to the beach.
THE BEACH! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!
Dorothy was especially smitten with the sand and the water and the waves and the sensory experience of all of it together. She might have had the very best time, and I mean, all of us had a good time.
We ended up going back down to the beach after dinner and staying until dark, giving the kids 4 solid hours of beach time. The weather forecast was not awesome, so we decided we would spend every nice moment in the water in anticipation of scheduled storms. More about how that worked out later.
It was just too beautiful to leave.