Monday, April 30, 2012


Port Royal Sand Castle City

Port Royal Ocean Resort & Conference Center's beach turned into Sand Castle City today.

Lots going on here today.

Stacking sand in Port Royal land.

Saturday, April 28, 2012


Twins and Five Year Olds On The Beach

This was a fun day. The beach was a bit of a mess with the high winds and waves but, perfect for building sand castles. The first lesson was a great family from San Antonio. These guys were focused!

Ta Dahhhhhh?????

Ta Dahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

 I caught this guy on marker 39 two weeks ago.

If you have never given sand castle lessons to five year olds, you are missing out on fun.
This is the second group of five year olds this week. Had to modify the lesson because of the seaweed. Instead of water table castles we stacked on bucket stacks. Can I say hearding cats! These kids will keep you young.

Silly face time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The birthday princess and here towered castle.
Happy Birthday.

Thanks for the fun day.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Windy Sand Castle Day

North Padre Island was the site of today's lesson.

Lots of fun. Tried to get my standard pictures of smiles and the silly face. Didn't happen. I did get some smiles and someone tearing down the sample castle. Oh well, everyone learned something and had fun. Have fun and help others have fun!

Thanks for the great afternoon.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


A Great Day At Port Royal Ocean Resort

Port Royal  Ocean Resort was the place to be today. Lots of towers.

This eight year old girl was a marvelous hand stacker. Really great castle.
Mom and little sister built a house out of sand.

Senior week break for these girls. Nice castle.

Thank you for the fun day today.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Today's Lesson At Marker 17

What a beautiful day for a sand castle lesson.

The water, the beach, the day, all made for a great day in Port 'A'.

I am looking to see this student next year in the amatuer division at SandFest.

I took the following pictures from the Sandmobile. I just saw the water and the birds and thought this would make a great picture. Mustang Island is where you ought to be.

Thank you for the great morning on the beach.

Monday, April 23, 2012


Final Day Of Texas SandFest

First Place Solo: Sue McGrew

Second Place Solo: Brian Wigglesworth

 Third Place Solo: Carl Jara

First Place Duos Wilfred Stiljger and Edith van de Wetering

 Second Place Duos; Morgan Rudluff and Chris Guinto.

Third Place Duos: Brad Goll and Jon Woodworth

My Castle
The flip side

Sand Masters: Sue McGrew, Chris Guinto, Morgan Rudluff, and Kirk Rademaker. Catch them on the Travel channel.

Silly Face Time

David Robertson, Sand Slinger.

What a great week

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Day 2 Of SandFest Contest, Day 6 of Event

A view of Lesson Mountain. Chip Cooper and Captain Steve had a great crop of future sand sculptors on hand.

Sand Marlins in the contest.
Had a collapse too close to shut down time to go for plan B.
Sorry Marlins, hope you had a fun time.


Had some rain damage at the top that I could not salvage so, I went with what I had. Kind of blends in with the piece.

And Sue McGrew...

Kurt Rader and Tom Rieger.

Christy and Walter.

Ky and Jeff

Brad and Jon

 Chris and Morgan

Wilfred and Edith








Look for the finished product tomorrow.

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