Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A Day at the Ocean - New Haven, Connecticut - New Hampshire Trip - Day 12

On Tuesday, we went to New Haven, Connecticut to the New Haven Bay/Long Island Sound which is part of the Atlantic Ocean. It was absolutely beautiful, and we had a great time! We were going to go to the coast in Portland, Maine last week, but the day we were going to go was the day that they had the bad storms and tornadoes, so we weren't able to go.

The Northern Atlantic Coast is nothing like you see in Florida. I had forgotten the big difference until I was reminded yesterday. The Northern Atlantic Coast is very rocky. The beaches are rocky as well, and the water smells really fishy. The water is extremely cold as well. The coast up here is very beautiful, just very different than the coast in Florida.

We got in the ocean water for a little while, but it was so cold that we didn't get out very far. This area of the beach also had a small water sprinkler park, so we spent quite a bit of time in that. Cousin Lucas came along with us too, and we all had a lot of fun. We had a picnic, fed the seagulls, and we also visited an old lighthouse as well.

Elaina loved seeing "big water" again! I don't know what we're going to do when we get back to Indiana and she asks to see "big water" and "big mountains!"

Our family at the ocean

Emily and MeMe playing in the ocean

Daddy and Elaina in the ocean

Elaina, Daddy, Emily, and Cousin Lucas at the water sprinkler park

Mommy and Emily shivering after playing in the water sprinkler park

Uncle Harry and Poppy sitting in the shade

Elaina throwing shells and rocks back into the ocean

Elaina, Emily, and Cousin Lucas at the lighthouse

Jeff and I love this picture because we finally caught Emily doing her frantic wave on camera!


Our family at the beach

New Haven, Connecticut Lighthouse

So thirsty after a hot day in the sun!

1 comment:

The Knight Family said...

I just got all caught up since day, you guys are having an amazing time! I love reading all the family history and knowing how special this must be for you to share it with the girls. Keep having fun!!! (I absolutely love the Kissing Bridge story!)