Saturday, March 17, 2018


Castles at Padre Island National Seashore

Love sandcastle lessons at Padre Island National Seashore. Sometimes we make castles, sometimes we make sea turtles. Sometimes we work in a group and I only give a few demonstrations. Other times I do a bunch of demonstrations and people come and go. Today was a many demonstration, come and go, castle day. Some really great people were at the park having fun in the sand.

These first three pictures were of a student building on his own. His family took a lesson early in the week and he got hooked. Great Castles! 

I have some more pictures of my sandy Abilene friend's castle I will post tomorrow.


Padre Island National Seashore is a wonderful place to visit. The pavilion has a lot of exciting exhibits and lots of activities and demonstrations going on. I love this display that explains where all the trash comes from and what we can all do to help clean it up.

Lots to do and see on the beach. This student wanted to do it all. Fun!

This visitor watched all the sand stacking and carving and jumped in.

Mom and Son learning together.

This family was building in the sand and I asked them if they wanted to learn some extra tricks. Boy did they!

This is one they did before the lesson. I think it should be titled: "I Lava You".

Pretty good frog.

This girl was a big help and had a lot of fun. Her brother too.

Wish I had got a picture before the tide came in.

Great job!

This girl and her sister came in at the last but caught on quick.

Hey, look it is my shadow. Hi buddy.

Friday, March 16, 2018


Friday Castle Fun

Started the day at Avenue G and Beach Road with this Abilene beach girl. Her husband was suppose to join us but couldn't find his way out of bed this morning.
Had a great time talking and carving with her. Great castle.

Then to Cinnamon Shore and lots of sandy people. Had lots of return customers today and a few new ones. What a great Cinnamon Shore Day.

Think this is his second or third time in the sand. Great job!

His brother even did a carve through door.

This was a second castle lesson for these two.

Fun girl.

This girl is very creative. This is her second penguin.

Cool castle with stairs.

Dribble castle.

A girl with a new style haircut. 

First lesson for these two.


First time for these two.

Two of my favorite. Don't know how many times these two have played in the sand with me. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018


Spring Break Castle Fun

Met these two at Beach Marker 212. They were very enthusiastic castle builders. They actually listened to me and made some nice towers. Stairs were a bit tricky till they watched me do a few. Great castle girls.

Yummy sand!

Met this next group at Beach Marker 5. Five girls and one brother. Lots of laughing going on with this group. 

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