Friday, August 20, 2010
It was perfect kite flying weather though, and Moira got to hold her kite all by herself. Sika kept trying to convince us that we should let her hold the dragon kite by herself too, but that one was strong enough to actually carry her off, so she was out voted on that one.
It was also good weather for the bubbles Pearl brought. You just had to hold the wand in the air and bubbles came whipping out. It took Moira a long time to figure out how to do that, so I ended up with lots of bubble stuff on my face and in my mouth, leading her to decide that "Momma no like bubbles."
There's not a lot to do in Westport, it being an unpopular part of the Ocean Shores area. We spent our second morning there looking around downtown and most of us bought sweatshirts, since none of us packed for the wind and minor rain showers we were encountering.
The hotel we stayed at was not one I'd recommend. We were expecting a certain amount of shabbiness, but we were not expecting the manager to have anger management issues. When the 6 of us checked in we only had one tiny pot to cook in, so Sika asked if he had a bigger pot and a pan we could use. He stormed off and started searching all the other rooms. When he came to give us the largest pot and pan he found he launched into this long diatribe about guests stealing the pots out of the room and a $800 pan set he's lost because of that. Later when we ran out of dish soap and asked for more, the whole thing was repeated, minus the story about the $800 pans. I suggested he keep an inventory, but he just laughed and walked off.
I didn't get any pictures of them, but there were a lot of millipedes who lived in the grass by the bath from the parking lot to the beach. They really liked the cloudy weather, so every walk that was just the two of us involved a lot of stopping to check them out. I expected her to be scared of them like she is of worms, but she thought they were awfully cool.
We timed the drive home for nap time, which worked well for everyone, except Moira. When Sika fell asleep next to her, she just played quietly by herself for an hour, until I noticed she was pouring juice on Shannie's hand and then drinking it out of her hand. Even after I made her stop, she was in a good mood for most of the rest of the drive, at least she was until she realized we were leaving Sika and David at Sika's house.
I'm so glad we did this. Moira and I both had a great time. I hope our friends had a good time too.