Thursday, April 13, 2017

Charleston Spring Break Day 3

The third day we went to this breakfast spot we had heard of called Early Bird Diner. Now, ever since I moved to the south I have been wanting to try chicken and waffles. It's been 2 years and I still hadn't had them! None of the breakfast places I've gone have had them! Well, lucky for me, Early Bird Diner is known for their chicken and waffles, so I finally had some. They were definitely worth the wait, yum!! Ben had a MASSIVE stack of Oreo banana pancakes and the kids got french toast :) 
After a lovely breakfast, we headed out to Folly beach. We heard Folly was really good for beachcombing, and that if you went to the ends of the island you could find sand dollars, starfish and shark teeth. Ben has wanted to find a shark tooth on the beach since he was little, it's definitely on his bucket list :)  Well, we found starfish (we even found one that wasn't live that we could take home!) and the same story with sand dollars (we found three whole, dead sand dollars, which is amazing! However, we accidentally broke 2 of them). There was another lady beachcombing with a little girl near us, and we were talking to her. She's a local, and she had a hand full of shark teeth! We asked her where she found them and she told us her tricks to finding them. She had literally found half dozen right as we were there but we looked and looked and looked and never found one! I have no idea how, we looked forever and she was finding them in the same places we were looking. Ben was not surprised at all, he said that always seems to happen when he looks, I guess he has a shark tooth repelling nature about him :)  We also found some beautiful whelk shells. When we were on Tybee Island last October, we found a ton of whelk shells but most of them were inhabited! Here it was the oppisite. We found lots that were empty and only one that was inhabited. Score!  Ellie's favorite part of teh beach was the hermit crabs. She found a bunch and created a little pool for them to collect the ones she found. Aiden mostly liked running through the pools of water and covering up the holes in the sand. 

Itty bitty hermit crab

Ellie's hermit crab pool

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