Sunday, 9 March 2008
Our last big bonfire on the beach was pre-Hurricane Katrina, and we had no kids, and it was fabulous. We've always wanted to do it again but we never quite organised ourselves to get a permit. So when Boone and Melissa invited us to theirs, we were keen.
Sadly, the wind and the weather were against us. It was warm all day at our place (and we live less than a minute's drive from the beach) so we were caught completely off-guard by how outrageously cold it was on the beach.
We were shivering as soon as we got there; getting blankets and moving closer and closer to the fire didn't help as much as you'd hope. In light of Berry's recent-and-ongoing sicknesses (and her freezing little clenched fists) we couldn't stay for long.
Berry got a cookie from Melissa before we left, though, so she counted the whole outing as a great success. We took her home and thawed her out, and we'll try the whole bonfire thing again soon. With bigger jackets.