In the afternoon, we headed to the lake which was as busy as middle-of-a-long-weekend might expect. We met up with one of Shelley's co-workers and his family (including one of Rei's daycare classmates) for beach barbecue.
Despite the crowds, Reiko enjoyed herself, continually running back and forth from the beach blanket to the water, splashing about and cavorting. Kai made the most of the soft sand and the other boys' toys.
We're not usually on the water at day's end, so we witnessed the evening closing-down-the-beach routine of tractors and trucks hauling their JetSkis and boats out of the lake. We headed home ourselves, sandy, sunshiney and spent.