I took today off and Lisa and I took four of our children to Sandy Point State Park, a mostly artificial beach by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. It was delightful. It was 92 degrees today, but with enough cloudiness to cloak the burning sun and make the temperature bearable. The beach wasn't nearly as crowded as it is on weekends. My children were in good spirits. The water was a little like dirty bath water, but it was still cool enough to feel soothing, and I felt chilled when I got out.
The waves were just big enough to bob on. This was perfect for Clara, who is still too scared of big waves to go in the ocean, and my sons managed to have plenty of fun without breakers to ride. Boys will be boys: