On Day 1 of summer vacation, the kids and I piled into the swagger wagon and headed to Honeymoon Island, which is one of our favorite local beaches. The girls and I love the beach so a day trip there seemed like the best way to start summer vacation.
Although Little Lion Man loves the water and the sand…
…he enjoys anything with wheels more.
After splashing in the sun, we visited the Nature Center for a scavenger hunt, which the girls love because park rangers always award them with a small bag of seashells. While the girls hunt through the center, I enjoy rereading the history of Honeymoon Island.
In the 1939, Life Magazine held a contest where couples could win a two week stay on the island. After which Hog Island became a popular destination for young couples, hence its name change to Honeymoon Island.
At today’s visit, the park ranger shared two treasures that another visitor recently found on the beach: a Lighting Whelk egg casing and a large sea sponge. The girls were very intrigued, especially when the park ranger said some tiny hidden eggs were still attached inside the casing.
Fun in the sun mixed with a little learning.
It seems we’re definitely off to a good start this summer!