One final getaway before the new school year begins took our family to Charlestown, RI for a week at our sister's beach house. It has become an annual excursion, and quite an enjoyable week, with different themed activities, such as Pirate Day or Wild West Day. On this particular day, we loaded the van with chairs, beach towels, sand buckets, snacks and kids (young and old) and headed to the beach. The old boy utilized the beach buggy chair that is provided by the town. Huge wheels supposedly make it easier to push on the sand, but that hasn't been confirmed.
Even before we had our spot on the beach picked out, this little guy was out running, jumping, chasing waves, having a grand time. Just don't tell him the sea life is also swimming and playing with him, tickling his toes on occasion. Some things are best left unsaid.