The shore was really nice. It was overcast in the morning, so I think that kept alot of the daytrippers away. But then the sun came out and it turned out to be a great day. I got some sun (I actually burned a bit in some areas) and Princess loved the ocean and the sand. Unfortunately, the ocean was pretty rough so I couldn't take her all the way in, but she loved getting her feet wet and repeatedly tried to run right into the waves. She's a kid after my own heart.
I spent way too much on some sand toys for her (that I probably could have gotten at the dollar store, but didn't think about it). They kept her pretty much entertained so that my friend and I could lounge in the sun and talk. You can see from the pic how amazed she was by all of this:
We went to Pt. Pleasant Beach, which is where I spent my summers as a kid. I am hoping to do the same with Princess because those are some of my best memories, although it has gotten SO expensive to rent for a few weeks. I am trying to convince Hub that perhaps we need to buy a house, a little bungalow, down there. Maybe once I go back to work and we aren't po anymore.