The teachers pointed to a picnic area and we scurried off the bus in hopes of the warm sun thawing us out.
That my friends did not happen.
The picnic area was shaded and cold.
The wind was relentless.
At that point I was wishing my cold sandwich and grapes would turn into hot soup.
We all ate quickly and then headed up to the dunes.
I don't think I have ever seen dunes so large.
And wouldn't you know it.... they wanted us to climb them.
So we did.
One step at a time.
We trudged and trudged.
From the top you could see for miles across the Outer Banks.
It was a beautiful view of the island.
Then I noticed most of the kids were no longer on top of the dunes.
They were rolling down them.
Notice she chose to take OFF her shoes.
Because who would climb sand dunes at the beach with shoes on?
Of course being the fun mom I am I chose to stay put.
And keep my shoes on.
I did not want to find sand in places sand should not be.
I stood on top of the dunes and snapped photos.
I also belted out things like, "Don't roll down if you think you can't climb back up".
And "Look at all that sand, do you really want to take that home as a souvenir?"
Like I said...fun mom!
The kids had a great time and Jockey's Ridge was by far the highlight of their trip.
Sand and all!
We spent a few hours there and then headed to the Bodie Island Lighthouse.
After a brief tour we were on our way home.
My little happy dance ensued.