Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sand Sledding

My good friend, Monroe Gaskill, brought a load of sand to spread on the parking area at the Village Craftsmen. He left the sand there for several days. Lachlan and his playmates had a field day on that gigantic pile of sand. Children on the island seldom have an opportunity to enjoy snow sledding, so they make the best of what they have!


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  1. Smart. No danger of frostbite.

  2. Anonymous10:59 AM

    My sister had an enormous pile of dirt for a home construction/remodel project when her kids were little. Those three boys lived on that pile of dirt all summer!!!


  3. Anonymous11:40 AM

    As a child in the flat lands of South Florida ,a source of amusement one summer -- a flattened card board box from a refrigerator. It provided a surface much like a slip and slide to glide upon -- did I use another piece of cardboard to carry me down the path or my momentum and my polyester pants only-- I can't remember It sure was fun though at least I think it was the summer.LOL

  4. John B8:17 PM

    We noticed that "somehow" the Village Craftsman sign near the pile seemed to have been festooned with what looks like projectiles made from the sand pile. I suppose it was just coincidence , and I noticed it was cleaned off by Monday. :-)

  5. Anonymous4:57 PM

    Ah, makes me want to be a kid again. This time around, NC Mainlander would like to have her childhood on Ocracoke Island.

    Good, "clean" fun for Lachlan!