Monday, January 19, 2009

A day at the beach

Yesterday was a gorgeous day, so after church we packed up the kids and headed to the beach for the afternoon. It was sunny and temperatures were in the 70s. What a fun day!

I took my camera (of course!) and took over 700 pictures. 700! I was shooting like a mad woman! At least I was until I made the mistake of switching lenses while on the beach - a very bad decision - and I got dust inside my camera. I will never make that mistake again! Now I have to go research how to clean it properly.

But, we did have an absolutely marvelous time. This is really a great time of year on the beach. It wasn't too busy, parking was easy and shells were plentiful. Galveston still has to a long was to go to recover from Ike. Some businesses are completely repaired and look untouched, but next door there will be a huge sailboat marooned in the parking lot far from any water. It's a very odd sight.

I'm sure more pictures will come soon!


Tracy said...

Lovely picture!

Jody said...

Oh I'm so jealous! Beach, sun and warm weather! While I'm stuck in the artic (although the weather has warmed up since last week - we are at 26 degrees right now!) I love the temp in the 70's. Enjoy the beautiful weather.

Jill said...

I thought I was in your summer archives for a minute.
Wow! The beach in January. SO jealous!!
Glad you enjoyed the day.

newhousenewjob said...

Oooh, what a great picture. Do be careful about cleaning every last bit of dirt your camera - I once got sand in a video camera, and it acted like sandpaper on all the moving parts and completely ruined the camera.

Shannon said...

missing you!!!

Colleen said...

Thank you, Shannon!