The great thing about a beach vacation is that you can do whatever you feel like, whenever you feel like, for as long as you feel like. Today Dad, Mom, Katie, and I felt like walking down the other end of the island. Our house is on the Gulf side (as apposed to the Bay side on the other side of the island) which is the best side with the waves, clean water, and clean beaches. Once we got to the end of the island, we switched over to the Bay side to walk back. The nice thing about the Bay is that its sand are harder, so Katie and I ran back. What happened was, once we finished, we waited on this fishing dock. We we're plesantly swinging on a porch swing (on the dock) watching these hilarious fish randomly fly out of the water and were still waiting. 10 minutes later, still waiting. Finally we decided to cross back over to the Gulf side (which is apparently what my parents did while we waited for them :) ) We walked for a while, and then realized we were lost. After a bit, we found our way back. :)

One of the kind of odd things that happened was (on the way to the end of the island) we found a strange object washed up on the shore. It would've been odder if we knew what it was. So Dad took this strange object back to my Uncle Jeff. Long story short, we found out that this unusual substance was crack cocaine! No joke. We were so shocked! Immediately, we called the police. He was out here pretty soon, and determined that it was infact cocaine, and it was worth about 25 to 30,000 dollars. We should have kept it :) So that is a pretty stinking fun and funny story!

We played Tennessee and I was actually a tad disappointed. But in the the end, it was a "W", so I'm sure glad about that! 23-13. It was a close one.

We leave tomorrow at about 9. This has been an amazing week!



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