Field Trip Friday: Sebastian Inlet Tide Pool

I was so excited yesterday when I noticed that one of my favorite flowers had bloomed.

This morning I stepped outside to see that more flowers had bloomed.

Flowers blooming and a trip to one of my favorite places…I knew that this was going to be an awesome day.

The morning was very calm as I made breakfast, packed lunches, got the kids into bathing suites, then loaded up the truck and headed to the Sebastian Inlet State Park to play and explore at the tide pool!

The Sebastian Inlet connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Indian River.  At this park you can explore and fish the inlet from the rocks, from the catwalk under the bridge, or the pier running out into the ocean.  You can sit on the beach and watch the surfers catching waves.  My favorite spot is the tide pool.  It is a perfect place to spend the day simply enjoying the beauty, peace, and wonderment that the world has to offer.

View from the tide pool into the ocean

We arrived in the morning and it appeared that we were the first ones there for the day.  It rained the night before leaving everything looking fresh and untouched.  The kids helped me unload all of our snacks and toys.

We watched the paddle boarders go through the inlet, what a workout!

Our field trip Friday friends joined us (we often see them other times throughout the week but this is a set day!).  The kids, and the moms, enjoyed playing in the beautiful water.  I feel very lucky to have found this family that we have bonded with.  The six kids are great together….I never thought I would be able to say something like that.  I am grateful for Kristi, she is a like-minded homeschool mama, and I really enjoy spending time with.

The kids had a blast on their boogie boards.

We saw some wildlife.  A dolphin played hide and seek with us for a while.  A manatee was spotted.  Alex spent much of his time searching for creatures.

He began to get frustrated when Kristi stepped in.  She made sure that all of the kids ended up getting their own crab (the camera was back at the picnic table, sorry).  After a while of observing the crabs the kids built a crab castle for them all to live happily  together until we came to visit them again.  If Kristi hadn’t come up with this brilliant idea I would have a few more pets in our home tonight!

After about four hours it was time to say goodbye to one of our favorite places and some of our favorite friends!  We all had a blast.  It was another amazing field trip Friday.

I love homeschooling!



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