2017 Life Logs, Day 180: Delightful Day with the Goldpebbles
Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017
Weather: Mostly Cloudy with Sun Here and There; Very Windy, High 70’s, Low 60’s F
Location: At Home in The Studio, Falmouth, MA

What a delightful day I had with the Goldpebbles. This was Day 2 of Camp Oma 2017 and my goal was to make sure we had a day that Jonah would consider ‘grand’ since yesterday didn’t quite meet his standards. My strategy was to let the boys decide what they wanted to do without any guidance from me. They came up with the idea of going to Woods Hole to the aquarium and miraculously, they all agreed. They wanted to visit the aquarium, have lunch at the market in Woods Hole, and then go to the beach. This was all easy and it turned out to be a truly ‘grand’ day. All three boys enjoyed the day and they provided endless entertainment for me. They really enjoyed seeing Bumper and Lucille, the resident seals at the Woods Hole Aquarium. Even though Bumper and Lucille refused to put on a show with the trainer, after she left, we stayed and watched the seals frolic in the water and put on a private show just for us. We then toured the aquarium and enjoyed looking at all the fish before walking to the village market to buy lunch. I sent a text to Heather to let her know we were in Woods Hole and she was able to join us for lunch. The boys loved that. Then we took off for the agreed upon beach—Bristol Beach next door to Falmouth Heights Beach. We lasted there about 10 minutes before we were ready to leave. There was a very strong wind from the southwest and we were right in its path, making it totally miserable. I suggested we to north to Megansett Beach because it has a bit of a protected harbor, but this ended up to be just as windy. So, my final suggestion was the marsh behind Chapoquoit Beach. Bingo. It was perfect. We were hidden from the wind and even though the tide was going out, there was still enough water for the boys to enjoy. They collected fiddler crabs and raced about in the water on their boogie boards while I just watched and enjoyed their antics and the beautiful marsh scenery. When the boys decided it was time to go, we headed back across the road to the parking lot for Chapoquoit Beach. We noticed the wind surfer kites, so we couldn’t resist heading down to the beach to watch. All three boys ran the beach, playing tag and watching the kite surfers. Then they decided to inch their way toward the water to jump the waves. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day.