BEACHES CAMPING MID-ATLANTIC

the end of summer

September 24, 2012

The final few official days of summer were spent squeezing out what would be the last of the warm beach days at Cape Henlopen State Park. We were here earlier in the Summer and had originally planned on camping with our family until one of our nephews became sick. This was our make-up trip.

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Our itineraries were dictated by our nephews’ schedules, which meant we woke up really early, crammed in a ton of beach time, and spent the evenings after putting the kiddos to bed sitting by the fire drinking alcoholic beverages.

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It was fun/funny experiencing Cape Henlopen through the eyes of two energetic (and one very talkative) toddlers. Sam is at that age when everything is so exciting and fun to him — things like taking the recycling to the dumpster and walking with me to the parking lot to get something from my car were met with extreme enthusiasm. “Uncle Fry” (that would be Sly) and Sam built tons of sand castles together, although I think that the nephews had more fun jumping on the sand castles than building them. Sly and his bro dug out a huge sand pit (that Sly lined with multiple sand castle forms) in hopes that a large wave would hit the “castle gates” and fill the pit with water. We waited and waited, but it never happened. So as to not let the pit go to waste, we ended up burying Kelly instead.

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We enjoyed one last balmy day at the beach before a storm blew in overnight (so far we have a perfect score – it has rained every single time we camped this summer), dropping the temperature 20 degrees. Even though the weather warmed up over the course of the day, it’s message was pretty clear: Fall had officially arrived.

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Camera: Shot in JPG with Panasonic DMC-TS3
Programs: Photoshop with Totally Rad Action set

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