We had the best time with our soldier before he flew out! The last day that we had him (Sunday), we went down to the Cape May Point State Park, which really wasn’t very far since we were an hour and 45 min south of the fort.It was chilly, and we drove around with bags of garbage in the van because we forgot to stop at the dumpster on our way out of the park (
1st world RV-world problems), but we had a nice time anyway.
There is a nice state park – Cape May Point S P, that has a lighthouse ($7 ea if you want to climb it), lots of beach access,
and a little museum. We really just did the beach.
It’s never too cold to walk barefoot on the beach!It was bittersweet knowing that we would be saying ‘see you later’ in a couple of hours. The kids were not supposed to get their feet wet. You know how that works for us. Even the bigs have a hard time with that one. Still. 😀
Peanut found a Lightning Whelk egg case on the beach.
They took it apart to see all the dead little baby snails in it…Beth is such a good sport…
I love the relationship that these two have – big protective bro, ornery adoring little sis. I’m pretty sure they in charge of picking out the other’s future spouse! ROFL!!! 😀
Even though it wasn’t warm, it was beautiful! On the beach there at the state park (which is free to get into, by the way) is an old bunker. You can’t go inside, but it’s still pretty neat!Things got pretty quiet as the day wore on. We were all thinking of our boy leaving.On our way out of the park, we stopped at the little ranger/information station (hey, when you travel with 9 kids and you see a restroom, you stop.), which has a couple of displays…and a bumper sticker!!! <3Next door was a small museum that featured some live reptiles. Caleb is really into snakes, so we had to stay for a bit. They also had some displays about the local military history (bunker, and a nearby watch tower). The lighthouse was pretty cool too – tho we didn’t take the time to climb it. In the 5 years that we have been on the road, this is the closest that we have come to a lighthouse! There is still so much that we want to do and see! Then it was back to the RV park we were staying at. After dinner the kids played mini golf
while Vaughn and Greg went fishing for a bit.
After ice cream (because the army doesn’t feed them Moose Tracks), we had to return him.
Even ‘see you later’s suck.When you think about it, would you pray for our soldier?
Because even though I know that our soldier is right where God wants him, this momma can’t say enough of her own. <3