We invited many friends along with us - to what now seems to be developing into a summertime tradition. Blueberry picking followed by beach fun. I like to make a day of it, rather than drive an hour, pick for an hour and then drive an hour home. Although, the short attention span of kids picking blueberries is shortened when they are looking forward to getting to the beach. When we finally arrived, much to our disappointment, it was a day declared "NO SWIMMING" due to large waves and dangerous riptides. I thought the kids wouldn't have any fun, but it turns out we kept them close to shore and they had more fun in the water than ever before!