We spent last Sunday morning at Boulder Reservoir, which has a large sandy swim beach. Reservoirs like these are the closest thing we Coloradans can get to a day at the beach. Water, sun and sand make it almost like the real thing. Except, if you look closely at the beach, you see there's only a veneer of sand over top of mud.
Not that our boys minded--the mud was the best part. Making mud pies and squishing their toes in the ooze kept them busy for a full hour.
They also loved splashing in the dank-smelling, alge-filled pools along the shore. At least while they were having all that dirty fun, I got to lay back on my towel, feel the sun on my face, and dream about a real beach vacation--Thailand, perhaps?
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