There are fewer things that make a lasting impression than building a great sand castle. It is the ultimate family activity. I'm going to share with you how we build sandcastles down here in Solana Beach, California. Although we are a sleepy little beach town, we take our sandcastle building very seriously.
There is no wrong way to build a sandcastle, it just takes fine sand and imagination. However, if you want your sandcastle to be truly memorable there are a few tips worth knowing. The fist tip is water, and lots of it. Dry sand is impossible to work with. Water works as a glue to bind it all together and mold the sand to make its shape.
For the past eight months we have been remodeling our cottage at the beach. Once in a while, throughout all that work, you have to take a little break. Lately, between hooking up electric wires and installing plumbing it's getting exhausting. So, I decided to mosey on down the beach for some R and R.
We don't just sit lazily in the sand with a colorful little bucket and a plastic shovel. There is no sun warming your back as the waves lap gently at your feet while you make a moat around your dream castle. Nope. I'm now going to teach how we do it 'round these parts because, we really know how to build a castle!
Put away your little pails and shovels. We're going to build a sandcastle the Solana Beach way!We build some mighty sandcastles around here. From the looks of it, it's not about the final result. It's more about the finesse you put into it and the process in general. Either way, we get the job down.
This durable, oversize truck is tons of fun, durable and sturdy. It is ideal for building sandcastles.
I digress. With the base in place, all you really need to do now is figure out just what you want your sandcastle to look like. You might want to add some seaweed or seashells or other treasures you find lying about. Throw on whatever you like and turn your castle into a kicking' work of art!
Love you more than all the sand castles that will be built on all the beaches in all the world this summer. Oh! And, Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there. Remember, yours is the most important job in all the world. May your day be filled with all the things you love.