Staying a week in the Hampton Bays with the whole family was surprisingly fun. We stayed in the house that my daughter-in-law’s family own. The few days in the Hampton’s gave us the opportunity to be together, all in one house, and see what we were all made of.
Now my dad, who is not steady on his feet, didn’t want to go to the beach. He tends not to want to go anywhere these days because he cannot walk much. So when he got to the beach he came to a full stop, knowing he would not attempt walking on this sandy road. Then, lo and behold, there it sat, this big outrageous looking wheel chair. The wheel chair is specifically designed to be pushed over sand. A beach wheel chair! Who knew Mattituck beach would have a wheel chair for people like my dad. Without saying a word, my son grabs this beach wheel chair, wheels it to my dad, and easily glides his grandfather over the sand so he can join us.
As soon as my dad joined us we made our stake in the sand, and settled along the shore.
My husband, who never wears a hat, mind you, now found that wearing a hat at the beach is a must. A hat, a beach chair, and a bottle of beer is all he needed for the day.
As for my sister, she decided to wrap herself around the beach umbrella, anchoring it down to keep it from blowing away, she rested her beached body while making sure she is kept protected from the blazing sun The sea is a place that can bring a family closer together.
Grandfather and Grandson! Both smiling as my son places seaweed over my dad’s shoulder, YUCK!
It was a great family day at the beach in the Hampton Bay’s.
We have to do it again!