Tuesday, July 31, 2018

A cool day at the beach...

Nothing is better in the summer than feeling a cool sea breeze...listening to waves crashing onto the shore...smelling saltwater...watching beautiful sailboats moving across the ocean...stepping on soft sand and dipping into the soothing seawater. We went to Coney Island Beach + boardwalk...on a cloudy weekday when it would be relatively clean and not so crowded or loud at the free beach.


We spotted another mom+daughter duo enjoying the cooler summer day together.


YES, all fingers up = hand gesture to indicate *this* summer you are 10 years old.


Drying off a bit...

After 1 hour in the water (blowing bubbles, trying to float with my help, splashing, jumping up to catch waves, going for a ride on my back)...Lina loved watching the silly antics of seagull friends on the shore...she is good at spotting birds everywhere!


Then, we walked on the prettified boardwalk...






Whenever we saw a line with a ton of day campers waiting, we avoided that line...so it wasn't a soul-crushing experience as it often can be going out and about in overcrowded New York City. We went on amusement park rides together (we especially liked a new mild thrill ride that was a combination of video game + ride), played at the arcade...ate sicilian pizza, Nutella & Oreo gelato & Churros. A simple, beautiful summer day.