Saturday, August 29, 2009

Beach Bums

Another "sunny" day at the beach!
Hamming it up in the arcade.
Alexis can't stifle her excitement after winning from the taffy factory's wheel of fortune!
Evan, Derek and Alex get ready to test the Tilt-A-Whirl's ability to induce nausea.
John in hot pursuit of JD and Katie's bumper car. Katie looks nervous with Daddy's driving.

By the end of the week, we gained two more Cranston teammates (Steve and Ryan) when their host parents had to go away for the weekend. More polite Cranstonites! Since it was their final day here, we decided they HAD to go to the Pacific Ocean. That way they can say they went coast to coast. We piled everyone into a few vehicles and headed west to Seaside, Oregon. The weather was lousy, but we made the most of it. The RI boys wanted to know why people weren't sunbathing and swimming. I had to explain it was because the Pacific up here is FREEZING cold and no one is that desperate to swim in it. Immediately Evan offered to go for a "polar bear swim" and waited for a companion to join him. Dead air and no swim.

Seaside has a promenade downtown with shops, restaurants, an arcade and some carnival rides. Here's a few pictures of all the kids enjoying the sights of the beach!

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