This summer started of by having a vacation in my residing state. I wanted a beach getaway and after 2.5 hr drive I was able to bury my toes into the soft sand; I felt like a kid again. I went to one of the numerous kite shops and purchased a phoenix shaped kite. There were pros and novice like me on the beach; we coexisted with the waves rolling in and out. There were so many activities going on the beach including a sand sculpting event. The sculptures had tools other than a plastic pails, one even had sand buffer. I admired the sand sculptures but stuck with flying my kite for the remainder of the trip.