Towards the end of the week, we packed sandwiches for dinner (instead of lunch) and spent the evening and into the night on the beach. We pulled our chairs right up to the water's edge and watched the sunset. With the sun tucked down beneath the horizon and the breeze coming up off of the ocean, the air was perfect. Cool and salty. I closed my eyes and it almost carried me away. Dan said at one point that he felt like he was waiting for someone to come and tell us to leave. As it got darker and darker it began to feel a little bit forbidden - like the 5 of us were sneaking out to see the ocean after visiting hours. I'm so glad that nature doesn't close.
Madeline was thrilled to be out past bedtime - a "must" on vacation.