Trip to Ocean Shores (July 2019)

Todd at the beach by Grammie’s house – July 27, 2019

TRIP TO OCEAN SHORES
AGE 4, MONTH 11
JUL 24 – JUL 28 (2019)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

On the way to Ocean Shores, we dined at a Carl’s Jr. to have a Beyond Meat burger and fries (yum!). More importantly, we gave Todd a trampoline park experience at Boom Shaka, in Olympia, WA. He found out about this place by watching Blippi’s YouTube video, “The Trampoline Park with Blippi”. See post, “Boom Shaka Trampoline Park (July 2019)” for the video clips.

Boom Shaka trampoline park – July 24, 2019
Boom Shaka trampoline park – July 24, 2019
July 24, 2019
Family selfie at Boom Shaka – July 24, 2019

At Grammie’s house, we built a train. We went to the beach and did some kite flying. Todd liked stomping on the dead crabs and running from the waves.

Building a train – July 24, 2019
July 24, 2019
Elisa & Todd – July 24, 2019
Kite flying – July 24, 2019

THURSDAY, JULY 25

Eric & Todd – July 25, 2019

In the morning, we went to the beach, walking in the warm tide pools and running from the cold waves.

July 25, 2019
July 25, 2019

At around noon, Granddad (86) went on a bike ride, while Eric rode his skateboard. In the afternoon, we rode our scooters/skateboard on the road, and Todd built a new train configuration.

Elisa on razor, Todd on Globber – July 25, 2019

FRIDAY, JULY 26

In the morning, we went to the Ocean Shores Coastal Interpretive Center. Todd’s favorite room housed the Habitat exhibit, with animal displays. We checked out the Matthew McGee Nature Trail before heading to Damon Point Beach.

July 26, 2019

Damon Point beach…(Todd took some good pictures)

July 26, 2019
Eric (photo by Todd) – July 26, 2019
Elisa (photo by Todd) – July 26, 2019

 

Elisa (photo by Todd) – July 26, 2019
Shells found at Damon Point beach – July 26, 2019

In the afternoon, we went to the Ocean Shores Community Club pool for the first time. Todd enjoyed his first jump off the diving board after completing the swim test (he had to make it across the pool width-wise and back again). See post, “Ocean Shores Community Club Pool (July 2019)” for all the videos.

Todd jump sequence – July 26, 2019
Todd jump sequence – July 26, 2019
Todd jump sequence – July 26, 2019

Eric did some fab dives!!

Eric dive sequence – July 26, 2019
Eric dive sequence – July 26, 2019
Eric dive sequence – July 26, 2019

After doing basic jumps, Todd tried to bounce the diving board before jumping in…

Todd trying to bounce the diving board – July 26, 2019

On Jeopardy that night, Todd answered two questions correctly! The answers were “Great White shark” and “Thresher shark.”

Todd sleeping on the inflatable bed – July 26, 2019

SATURDAY, JULY 27

In the morning, I went for a 2.14 mile walk on Grammie’s road and beach. Todd played Hill Climb Racer (‘the car game’).

Todd takes screenshots while playing Hill Climb Racer – July 27, 2019

Next, we went to the beach.

July 27, 2019
July 27, 2019
July 27, 2019
July 27, 2019

In the house, Todd liked building, disassembling and rebuilding the small Lego fire set. In the afternoon we went out for dinner with Grammie and Granddad at Los IV Hermanos.

Grammie, Granddad, & Todd – July 27, 2019

Later, we went to the pool once again. Todd did a few diving board jumps, then mostly swam around with his goggles on.

July 27, 2019
July 27, 2019
July 27, 2019

Before bed, Todd liked watching the American Ninja show. This got him pumped to try his own moves!

SUNDAY, JULY 28

In the morning we went to the beach one last time.

Elisa & Todd – July 28, 2019
Elisa & Todd – July 28, 2019
July 28, 2019

On our way home, we made another stop at Boom Shaka. For lunch, we tried a place called Pho and Baguette, where Todd actually tried (and liked) some plain rice noodles.

Todd at Boom Shaka – July 28, 2019

View of Mt. Rainier from the highway…

Mt Rainier – July 28, 2019

Immediately after getting home, he started putting together many mixed up Lego figures.

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