Is there anything better than walking the beach in mid-fall? I think not. It's the best of both worlds: it's still gorgeous, but not crowded or steaming hot. Also--it's FREE (In case some of you aren't aware (like those of you on the west coast) we have to actually pay to gain access to our beaches over here--sometimes almost $20 a car!).
By far,our favorite beach while we've been living here in Connecticut has been Sherwood Island in Westport. It is a massive space with the perfect mixture of sand, beach, grass, trees, and hiking trails. We often go during the off-season and enjoy a picnic, hiking, and just taking in the breathtaking views.
I will definitely miss this place when we move. I thought about it yesterday as Jason and I leisurely strolled behind the kids who were excitedly blazing the way on the hiking trail. I brought it up to him, and he agreed. So many great family memories were made here--are being made here. Yesterday was another one of those great days. We had a little picnic, hiked, collected shells and rocks on the beach; we ended up staying for a little over 2 hours.
Hopefully, there will be more of Sherwood Island that we'll be able to cram into the next 8 months. After that, we'll just be left with photos.
|Empty beaches are the best|
|Closed for the season|
|We got a picture of her with me actually SMILING! I'm treasuring this one!|
|BTW, Hannah lost her first tooth. You can tell in this pic. ;)|
|Father and daughter.|
|I LOVE this tree. Every time we go there I just have to take multiple|
pictures of it.
|Hannah took this one!|