The four of us that were left behind headed north for a little drive instead of going home to a Chloe-less house. I've always been curious about St. Ambroise Beach, so we went for a little picnic on the beach even though no one except Spencer was hungry yet. It was an interesting place in the middle of nowhere. There were only two other cars when we got there, but soon more people came. I wouldn't call the beach beautiful, but it's very natural and un-commercial, which was nice. Although if there had been a Starbucks nearby, I probably would've bought a frappucino. The line between natural beauty and luxury is a little blurry. But if you're looking for a place to have a private midnight bonfire on the beach or illegal activities that require a lake, this is your spot.
Without Chloe around, the scales tip in the favour of the non-beach-loving family members (sigh … it's going to be a bad summer), so we only stayed for about two hours before heading home. But luckily, Rob & Gab invited us to their pool that is loved by all of us. Jim and Sabrina were there too, which makes three days in a row of seeing their little munchkins. I'll have withdrawals tomorrow. It felt like summer vacation, swimming and eating and drinking and talking and laughing. It seems weird that there's school tomorrow. But it's only June so we have a whole long summer ahead!! Bring it on!
|Look at those muscular dads. Not sure why Jim is hiding underwater.|