Today David, Maile, and their children drove over from Orlando to visit us here. We had planned to go to the beach, but the weather was overcast, cool, and windy. Not great beach weather. However, since none of the grandchildren had ever been to the beach before, we decided to try it. We drove to Siesta Key Beach, supposedly one of the best beaches in the U.S. The kids loved it. We had purchased some beach toys -- shovels, buckets, etc. They were busy building castles, decorating them with shells, digging holes in the sand, and generally having a grand time. They all waded into the water, but the cold water and air temperature discouraged any swimming. When it started to rain and we announced that we needed to leave, Grady (3) started crying. He didn't want to leave. It was fun for us to see them so happy. And I didn't mind sitting on my new beach chair just watching them!