We arrived in Cocoa Beach the night before our cruise with big plans for an afternoon on the beach, which got changed by a late flight and lost luggage.... But that is a whole other story.
Our flight was late, yet still in time for a sunset dinner on the pier, and a quick trip to the touristy, swimsuit store nearby. Then my husband took the girls swimming while I ran to Target before it closed, to nab some underwear and toiletries.
Sugarwings woke up Friday morning to see the sunrise, and the two of us snuck out for an early walk along the water while the others slept in.
She was just too excited to waste a moment of beach time. And I was antsy about the lost luggage, and wanted to check on it.
Yep, it was there! It was delivered to the front desk of the hotel at 5am. Whew, what a relief, I'd only got enough at Target to get us through the morning, not enough for a 3 day cruise.
Plus, it contained our Pirate costumes! How could we go on the ship without those???
There is something very special about being out on the shore early before the crowds. And the shells were plentiful. Often, it takes me a full week's vacation to find the right pieces to leave a sprite on the beach, but we were lucky in finding all we needed in mere minutes at Coco.
Fairies are even more meaningful to me, when I have Sugarwings as a helper.
It was a beautiful start to a beautiful weekend!