As I said in my last post, my sister Jill came to visit over the 4th of July weekend. The timing of her coming was PERFECT and we had such a relaxing time with her. Well, I don’t know if she would say the same thing, come to think of it. Pretty much as soon as she got here, she started organizing my house. Whenever my family comes to visit they do the same thing. I will admit that organizing is definitely not my forte, per say, but I’m not a complete slob or some hoarder. But, clearly I’m not the best at the organizational skills in my home because my family always wants to “help” me when they come to visit. I told Jill that the next time I know one of my sisters or mom or dad are coming, I’m hiring a professional BEFORE they get here to get the job done right.
At any rate, I completely appreciate any help I get. So, in addition to cleaning and organizing, we also did fun things like going to the pool, to the beach and my favorite, to Black Rock. I had seen pictures of this place and have wanted to go to it for 4 years. Well, we finally went and it was SO beautiful! It’s nestled between Little Talbot and Big Talbot. We drove past it twice. Its right off of A1A, but there’s just a little stretch of gravel on the side of the road with a little sign that’s easy to pass by if you’re not looking for it.
We parked the car and took a .5 mile walk through an easy path covered with beautiful trees and branches. Justice found a nice walking stick/ninja weapon and Bay showed us her twirling abilities. In the picture, you can see why I call her Mowgli with her skinny little body and her hair just like so. :)
Once we got to the end of the path, it just dropped off. You have to climb down a wooden, 7-ish step ladder to get to the beach. Once on the beach, I just stood there and took it all in for a minute. It’s so amazingly beautiful. Pictures do NOT do it Justice…the word, not my son. Haha!
Once you get on the beach and take in its beauty, you have to climb over the black rock to get to the other side. Depending on the time of day and if the tide is in or out, you may not have to climb around it, but we went later in the day so the tide was in. It’s not a difficult task. Just make sure you watch where you step. There were TONS of ginormous sand fleas. They looked like huge cockroaches because they were just so big!!!
Once we got past the black rock, there was just a massive stretch of beach. It was awesome. There were literally two guys out there and NOBODY else. We practically had the entire beach to ourselves. It was lovely!!!
We found all kinds of fun things that had washed up on shore. We learned that this thing is called a horseshoe crab.
And we found this skeletal structure. I don’t know what exactly it is, but it had a fin connected to the top of it like a shark. Very interesting!
We were down there for a while and some of us had to pee. Others of us had no idea that they were being photographed. Muah, ah, ah!
Auntie Jill took a picture of her footprint and it thoroughly confused us. When we first looked at it, it looked like the footprint was raised up from the sand. Clearly it’s imprinted into the sand, but it was kind of playing tricks on our minds. What do you think? Can you see it imprinted or raised?
Oh, and this cutey!
There were live oak trees all along the beach and they were so beautiful! It was so weird and beautiful to see trees lying on the beach like that. The kids loved it, too.
Last, but certainly not least, I leave you with a shot of my beautiful sister. I’m going to miss you, Jilly! She’s moving down to Utila, Honduras next week to open up a coffee shop with some friends. We’re praying for your safety, Jill. Can’t wait to talk with you on Skype! I love you!!! Thank you for coming to see us before your big move.