Drove 40 minutes to Cocoa Beach on Saturday to meet up with Janie's cuz'n Lauren (they're both from Kentucky so I picture them growing up saying stuff like "cuz'n" and "reckin'). Then I learned Lauren works for NASA, is crazy smart and my stereotype was shattered.
Lauren and her boyfriend showed us around Port Canaveral including some "only the locals know" spots where we can go to watch rockets launch. Bummed we didn't take advantage of Lauren's knowledge when the space shuttle program was still active.
Even though it was a cool and overcast day, the boys had their hearts set on going to the beach.
Growing up in Indiana, I've never been a beach guy. I enjoy it for about an hour and then I'm ready to go.
Chase and Jackson spent the first few years in Miami and have already been to South Beach, Hollywood Beach, Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Isla Morada, Marco Island, Sanibel Island and Ft. Myers Beach.
Thus, Chase and Jackson l-o-v-e the beach.
One thing I observed while watching them play was how Chase is becoming more and more persistent. In the past, he would give up when something wasn't working out the way he planned. On this day, he tried to get his toy dinosaur to stand up in the sand but every time the water came on shore it would fall over.
He finally stuck his toy deep enough in the sand so it stood up for several minutes. Each time the waves came in and his dinosaur still stood Chase and Jackson cheered as if to say, "Ocean, do your worst."