At Publix, we also picked up some nets for "fishing."
Sometimes they would even get creative with their big piles of sand, and make some sand castles.
"Sand Dad" last year at Horseshoe Bay.
(Proper hole size not captured very well here, but this sucker was HUGE)
The fact that we were able to not only find whole, complete sand dollars, but so many of them, made the boys very happy.
The first few days the surf was very mild, but after the rain storms started to arrive, thanks to a bit of a push from Ernesto which was hitting the Carribbean around this time, the flags on the beach changed from yellow to red, and the waves became intense.
I loved watching the different colors of the beach, depending on the the time of the day.
Our other big water event of the vacation was renting a pontoon boat.
The boys had a blast helping Carl "drive.