Actually, it wasn't bad. I'm used to not getting more than 5 hours a sleep a day with my crazy shift so it wasn't a big deal. I got everything ready to go and we were on the road with my 3 kids and our niece to keep my daughter happy, all by 9AM.
The beach was gorgeous! Nice breeze, not too hot and not too crowded. There were even a few big dark clouds that brought some shade which I loved! We had a little drizzle but that didn't stop anyone. We left the beach for a little bit to have Mack & Manco pizza since you can't go to the Jersey shore and not have it. Then we went back on the beach for a little while. I took a bunch of pictures, read my book and just relaxed. After a bit of a stressful week, it was just what the doctor ordered. I'm such a good doctor to myself!
Here's my oldest son catching a wave on his boogieboard!
We hit the boardwalk at night so the kids could go on the rides. We bought tickets at half price back on Easter weekend. Good heavens that boardwalk was crowded. And the strollers. More coaches, strollers and wagons than I remember there being when my kids were in them. Seeing all the kids on those little rides that just go around and around reminded me so much of when my kids were younger. Made me realize those were some of the best days! Not that I don't love and enjoy my kids now, but the looks of excitement on their faces when we would go on the boardwalk and rides were priceless. You don't get to see those looks anymore. They get excited and happy, but it's not the same, it's not that "look". I miss it.
Oh how I miss it.