After a bit Corey got her to put on her swimsuit and walked her out. Then she was having a great time.
After a while we let Natalie take off her pants and wade into the water too. Then she and Sophi sat and ate popcorn in the shade.
Here is Natalie, it took us a while to realize the little red signs said Danger. I was just chilling and looking around, noticed the signs... "Perigo. Hm, is that like Peligro? Probably is. Peligro means Danger. Oh, Danger?!" Then I told Corey and we were glad we realized that. There was a rip current there. Isn't that lovely, we parked right next to it. We were glad we finally clued in and then we moved down the beach away from it.
After jumping in the waves for a bit, the kids took a break to dig holes and build sandcastles and sip coconut water. Melodie said "This is paradise!"
Sophi running wild and free
It was nice to drive out of the little beach town and see what we had been driving through in the dark the night before. It was beautiful! Wish I didn't have to drive and could have stared out the windows more.
I was a little nervous about driving home through the cloud forest again, but it was easier going up than it had been going down. But just check out that road ahead on the gps! Driving on that in the cloud fog! Yikes, kids, say another prayer...
So, even though I felt like I was driving in Mario Kart in regards to the speed everyone else on the road seemed to think we should be going, the roads were great and it was a great drive. But I am not going to miss the drivers here. Not the brave semi truckers and how they take up two lanes, not the motorcycle drivers who think the dotted line between the lanes is their lane, not the crazy drivers speeding up behind us so fast... No, I will not miss the drivers here.
We stopped after about 3 hours and had a bite to eat at Frango Assado, which was wonderful because there were no retornos involved! Might be one of the reasons why this food court in the middle of nowhere off the toll road was so packed; there were on ramps and off ramps on both sides of the road - easy access and easy departure! Though it might have been packed cause the food there was awesome - the kids had delicious hamburgers and fries, Corey and I got the gourmet buffet with sushi and other adult food.