Did you think I'd left Lumpy at home?
Would I do a thing like that? No. Lumpy came to the beach with us. So did Loosey Lucy, but she stayed in the rooms the entire trip. It rained while we were there, so, unfortunately, I did not get pictures of Lumpy playing in the waves or laying under the beach umbrella, but here are a few taken on other days.
I am sad to report that my daughter has reached the age where she finds Lumpy to be a public embarrassment. She agreed to pose with him in front of the wild ponies anyway. For only one shot. Then she distanced herself from Lumpy and me.
Lumpy experienced his first crab feast: No, he did not eat all those all by himself. He did plead to be the first to "whack a crab" with the hammer, though, so we gave him that honor.
He declared crabs, "Dangerously Delicious." I think that was because he'd seen a blue crab trying to pinch someone earlier on a dock. Nothing dangerous about them once they are steamed and seasoned.