We slept in until 9. I made a breakfast casserole, Scott got the bikes clean and ready for a ride, Cody crafted, and Brooke worked on getting the meat out of her coconut and she swept? Wait. She swept?
Brooke found a coconut in the parking lot of the Aldi’s. She had been hoping to find a coconut since the moment we first saw palm trees driving down here. It didn’t look a traditional coconut, so we weren’t sure what we were going to find inside. The kids love when Scott breaks out the machete and becomes the fruit ninja.
Turns out is was an actual coconut, sweet and edible. Too bad for Brooke she doesn’t even like coconut, but the rest of us enjoyed some of it. She even used a potato peeler to create some coconut flakes to dry.
11:30 – 2pm Scott and I went on a 32 mile bike ride 87 degrees, but it feels like 107.
When we first turned around to head back home along A1A at Lake Avenue in Lake Worth two three foot long lizards scurried across the bike path in front of us. This was the only stretch where we were on bike path, but we quickly went back to the road which was more level and less full of holes. We had run into another biker named Ron at the intersection of Linton and A1A. He suggested we take Atlantic home instead of Linton. Linton is three lanes each direction and 50mph. Atlantic went through a bustling two lane downtown section with bumper to bumper traffic,but it did have a small stretch with a bike lane. Overall, Atlantic was a better way home. We rode with Ron North on A1A for a few miles at a 21-22 mph pace. It was a little tough for me to keep up so we didn’t stay with him more than a half hour.
Ron had been in Delray Beach for a week, but had yet to appreciate the ocean. He said that having grown up here next to the ocean, “Just like anything else, it gets old.” I wonder how many other beautiful things “get old” because we forget to appreciate them as the years go by.
There was this stretch of trees that made a shady overhang. It was my favorite part besides the parts along the ocean.
When we arrived home Cody was working on crafting with wire and duct tape.
The kids got a lot of usage out of the Boogie Boards. Cody would ride a wave all the way to Scott’s chair and say, “Hose delivery!” Scott calls him Coder-Hosen or Hosey. The picture of me with Brooke is discussing expiration dates and cancer statistics with her sunscreen. She can’t use regular sunscreen so she uses a zinc oxide based sunscreen that states that, “This product is known to cause cancer in the state of California.” To add to the fun warning sticker we ran out of her current sunscreen and had to use expired sunscreen. I honestly don’t think it made a difference, but these were the most serious conversations we had all week, so no complaints.
The waves were a little rough this day so the lifeguard requested that we stay with the kids at all times in the water.
I need to find and add it in here, but there is a family that does hysterical videos about life before and after kids. It used to be that Scott and I would bike to the beach with a towel and a chair on our backs. Now we have a large pile of beach stuff and now we steal moments to sit on the beach in between Boogie Boarding, shell searching, and digging holes. And let’s not even talk about how long it will take to get all this sand out of the van! Totally all worth it though.
Family movie snuggle time. Well, they snuggled and I worked on the blog, but came over for an occasional head snuggle moment. Life is rough when you are on a beach vacation sleeping at night in air conditioning. Have I ever mentioned how stinking lucky we are?
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