Tuesday, July 7, 2015

2015 Buffalo Shuffle: Bay Beach

This year's summer visit to Buffalo was a bit condensed, owing to working around Clare's travel and camp schedules, and trying to coordinate with the CA cousins. Oh, and due to the arrival of the newest family member, Ryan Michael Frey! While I think we would all have liked a bit more time, we managed to hit all the highlights as well as try a couple of new things, so mission most definitely accomplished.
Clare with her adoring charge, Andrew
Last year, the weather did not cooperate for us to get up to the Wards' beach home in Canada - and our first two days in Buffalo made us wonder if the same would hold true this time. Fortunately, Mother Nature smiled kindly on us and we had a glorious day at Bay Beach. It was the kind of weather that meant adults weren't too interested in swimming, but that did not deter the kids. Better still, I did not have to wear a swimsuit and had the pleasure of sitting in a beach chair, chatting with adults and watching the kids have a blast.

Which they most certainly did. Clare enjoyed playing the role of eldest child on the beach, which made her the center of many young ones' attention. Danny and Laura, meanwhile, spent hours with the yellow kayak. Seriously, hours. Danny was most often the captain, giving rides to many a kid and also enjoying solo voyages. But as you see from the top photo, Laura wasn't afraid to lead the pack, either!

The day was the epitome of fun in the sun, and we are so grateful to be invited every year!

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