We spent a day of our vacation on teh Westport beach and port. There is really no explanation that can describe the sight of the ocean and its vastness. Those of you that are priveledged enough to live near or on the ocean, probably take it for granted, but to see the ocean for one of the first times is quite an experience! While there, my in-laws took us crabbing. For those that don't know, crabbing can be done right from the docks. You can rent pots from one of the stores there, put bait in them, and then throw them out into the ocean to see what you get. When you pull them in, they have crabs! With four kids, they could barely leave them in long enought to catch any of the, but we did get one that was a keeper!While at the beach, we bought all different kinds of seafood from one of the docks. We also spent some time on one of the beaches, beach-combing. Fortunately for us, this beach was just filled with sand dollars and pretty rocks for the taking. (We've been to California, where there was nothing to be found for miles.) We brought home two and a half gallon ice cream pails full of sand dollars!
One of the other things that I did while on the docks, was take a close up picture of each of my kids. I wish I could share these with you, because they turned out great, but I have stalker that doesn't need to see my kids. Sorry I can't share that with you. Anyway, when you are out in a new, beautiful place, consider taking some great photos of your kids, not only together, but alone. I often turn these into their yearly blown up picture on the wall. It saves money and you will always remember that family vacation together!