After getting our rental car and surviving what the girls refer to as "the longest Costco trip ever", we arrived at the beach house. The girls had been waiting to go for a swim, and were a little bit disappointed that we were on a reef (not the sandy beach they had been dreaming of). The beach in front of the house was great though, and they had a great time exploring and beach-combing whenever we were at the house.
Our favorite line from the trip was Claire's announcement the first day after we arrived. As we walked back to the car after getting groceries, everyone commented on how hot it was (we had just come from winter, after all). Claire piped up and told here dad, "Well, Dad. It's a good day to be immodest!" We've had some good chuckles over that.